Heavenly Father, we thank You for this opportunity to gather together and for Your loving presence You bring to this family gathering.Please, give us the ability to see the best in each other. May we have the opportunity to continue being there for each other... in good times as well as bad.
Give us strength and fortitude to ride the tides of change, Lord. Empower us to always be nurturing and loving with each other. Give us Your eyes, Father, so we may see each other for who we truly are, accept each other, and love each other through the Spirit.
If there is any sadness, anger or disappointment, let it be minor. Allow happiness, positive thoughts, and good experience be overflowing. Help us to cope and hope with each other with grace.
We thank You so much for the wonderful meal You've provided and which was prepared with much love. May everything we eat fill us with good health and well-being.
In Jesus Name. Amen