O God - Source of all,
Dear Spirit of Life,
We are thankful for this day of gathering, feasting and celebration; for the opportunity once again to sit and eat and be with one another.
We are appreciative of all hands that made today's meal possible - those that planted, those that tended, those that harvested and prepared, those that cooked and those that served.
We are grateful for the sunlight and the rains, for the soil and its nutrients, for the winds that bore seed - in short, for the wondrous miracle of existence.
We are mindful of all these things and more, on this day, set aside for such a purpose, and we pray that we might carry such mindfulness into all the rest of our days.
May this gathering and the sharing of this meal be blessed and a blessing for all.