Dear Jesus, thank you for this day. Thank you for helping us to sit at this table so that we can share a meal. Give us the grace to face the challenges that we are going through in life. May we enjoy the food despite every negative thing in our lives. May the meal bring nourishment to our bodies and souls. As we bond during this particular time that you foreknew and planned, help us to encourage and build each other up as you have told us in the word. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.