A whole day to praise and dedicate to you! Let it be a day of joy and laughter, peace and contentment, gratitude and counting of blessings.
Let the sun in its journey through the sky praise you. Let the chatter of the maritacas in the trees call out your glory. Let the quiet of the morning and the conversations of the day reflect your presence.
Thank you, Lord, for the spiritual family in Christ who love us and whom we may love with zeal and fervor. Let our love be genuine, our fellowship unmarred by selfishness or second guessing.
Let us see your goodness in the food, family, and fellowship that we enjoy today. May Jesus be in our midst, in love and power.
“Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.” —1Th 5.26
Every sentence start with God,
Every word a courier of grace,
Every smile sincere of heart,
Every touch fraternal love,
Every greeting offer acceptance,
Every song a common hope,
Every prayer a divine embrace.
First day, exciting day, a rousing day for praise,
For worship, building up the church, this special Day of days.
Give words, O Savior, fitting words, to bless your blessed name,
Surrounded by the worthy saints, I’ll never be the same!
Heavenly Father, thank you for making us into family, where love and concern rule, where brother takes care of brother, where your character appears in the features of each of your children. Thank you for this day together, around the table of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.