Vespers - Dinner Prayer



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.

Psalm 100

  1. Cry out with joy to the Lord all the earth:
    worship with gladness,
    and enter the Lord's presence with songs of Joy.
  2. Know that the Lord is God, our maker, whose people we are:
    the flock which the Lord our God shepherds.
  3. Enter the gates of the temple with thanksgiving,
    and go into its courts with praise:
    give thanks, and bless God's holy name.
  4. For the Lord is a gracious God, whose mercy is everlasting:
    and whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.


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.