Lord as we gather around this wonderful meal everywhere
And in every place; bless us all your children.
As we eat this bread and drink this cup linking arms around the world,
pour your grace into us all.
Grace us with your presence as we quietly and loudly pray to you.
May we see in each other your light, your love and you.
May it not matter our differences, our names, our languages,
our looks, and our way of doing things.
May what matter today and everyday be that we are one in you.
And as we pray many we call to mind our brothers and sisters
who are unable to be with us today whether in body or spirit.
May you bring comfort to those who are grieving, lonely,
heartbroken, ill or broken of spirit.
May you strengthen those whose lives feel shattered,
don’t make sense, in crisis, and experiencing loss.
May you say the healing word to those who need it.
May you bring the human touch of love to those who have not been touched.
May you love the unloved through us.
May you shine your light into those whose world is covered in darkness.
May you use us your children to feed the hungry, clothe the ones who need clothes,
give a cup of water to those who are thirsty, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and those in prison.
May lives be awakened to you Lord, to your love, and to your kingdom whose door is always open to all.
artwork from Presbyterian Church(USA) World Communion resources