Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Minister: It is right, and we love to do it, God of mercy and grace. You are so wonderful for you have given us everything we need to live a blessed life. You have given us sunshine and rain, water and food, shelter and care from family and friends.
People: We bless your name, O Lord.
Minister: Shine your light upon us today as we come into your presence through the bread and the wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ that we might grow in our faith, be healed of our sickness and made whole and holy in your sight.
People: Jesus, you are the light of the world, our rock and our salvation.
Minister: Holy One, pour out your Holy Spirit on us. How we need your love and compassion. Fill us with that same Spirit that we may be your love and compassion in this world and for your people. All honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever.