Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A prayer before preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner

This prayer by Diana Macalintal originally appeared in Today's Parish Minister, Vol. 39, No. 7, November/December, 2007.

A prayer before preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner
(based on Luke 10:27, 38-42)

photo: Kerry A. Adamo, courtesy of and copyright Free Range Stock, www.freerangestock.comLord, you know all the things that still need to be done—
the cooking and cleaning, the preparation and anticipation,
the anxiety and worry that everything will be just right.
As I prepare this meal, help me also to prepare myself
that I may not be distracted by all these concerns.
And when you enter this home and sit at this table,
may I sit beside you and remember that only one thing is needed:
to love you with all my heart, with all my being,
with all my strength, and with all my mind,
and to love my neighbor as myself. Amen.

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