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 121

  1. I lift up my eyes to the hills —
    from where will my help come?
  2. My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
  3. He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
  4. He who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
  5. The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
  6. The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
  7. The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
  8. The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time on and for evermore.

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.