By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

William Kervin published “A Year of Grace: 365 Mealtime Prayers.” If you are looking for a way to pray your way through everyday life, meal by meal, his collection is great, because it contains table prayers based on scripture, hymns, and written by people across the globe and throughout history. 

I love the rhythm of today’s prayer, it’s connection to creation, and the gratitude for friends: even if we cannot see our “friends around us” in the same ways that we usually do. I find that praying prayers of gratitude for friends helps me stay connected to them.

Let us pray:

Bless to us, O God,
The moon above us,
The sun beyond us,
The sea about us,
The earth beneath us,
The divine within us,
The friends around us,
The food before us.
Amen.
—William S. Kervin, b. 1959

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