We thank-you, 
God our Creator, 
for all the blessings of our living:  
              For the blessings of our traditions, the gospel, the community, our faith. 
              For the blessings of education, learning opportunities, and wisdom shared in friendship. 
              For the blessings of harvest, resurrected life, rebirth, rooted love and budding hope. 
              For the blessings of breaking bread and the many ways we are called to fed each other. 
              For all the blessings we share in the midst of our suffering. 
For all that you teach us to share so that all may flourish and live life abundantly. 
We give you thanks and praise forever. Amen.

—Alydia Smith