Vespers - Dinner Prayer

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Grace

Dear God,
thank you for all that is good,
for our creation and for our humanity,
for the gifts of life and of one another,
for your love which is unbounded and eternal.
for the food before us,
the family and friends beside us
and the love between us.
Amen.

Psalm 136:1-9,25-26

  1. O give thanks to the Lord, who is gracious:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  2. Give thanks to the God of gods:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  3. Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  4. The Lord alone does great wonders:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  5. The Lord by wisdom made the heavens:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  6. The Lord spread out the earth above the waters:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  7. The Lord made the great lights:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  8. the sun to rule over the day:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  9. the moon and the stars to govern the night:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.

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  1. The Lord gives food to all things that live:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.
  2. Give thanks to the God of heaven:
    he mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu.
    God's love endures for ever.

Collect

Eternal Spirit, living God,
in whom we live and move and have our being,
all that we are, have been, and shall be is known to you,
to the very secret of our hearts
and all that rises to trouble us.
Living flame burn into us,
cleansing wind, blow through us,
fountain of water, well up within us,
that we may love and praise in deed and in truth.
Amen.