Thank you, Father, for this meal--
Fall's abundance, richly spread.
Thank you for the love we feel
And for ways that you have led.
Thank you for our family--
Those who gather with us here
And the ones we cannot see.
(Maybe in another year?)
Thank you most of all for Christ,
Your dear Son, our hope, our Lord.
Life for sinners sacrificed,
Risen so that we're restored.
Bless us, Father, as we meet.
Add your salt to what we say
As we talk and laugh and eat.
May your Spirit rule today.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
--Colossians 4:6, ESV