(inspired by Isaiah 25:1-9 and Psalm 23)
in love You open wide the doors
and welcome us into Your presence—
saints and sinners alike.
You spread a table before us,
filled with the richest fare—
a feast of love and mercy
for the body and soul.
We come with joy
to eat and drink at Your table,
to taste and see Your goodness,
to celebrate Your grace and mercy in our lives.
May Your Spirit inspire our fellowship and conversation
as we eat together in Your presence.
In the name of Jesus Christ,
our companion and host. Amen.
~ written by Christine Longhurst for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank