Dear God, What a joy it is to gather together as family to give thanks to You. How can we express the wonderful goodness You bless us with? The food on our table tells of Your provision and nurturing in our lives. Our dear friends and family are such good gifts and are so special in every way. From the youngest to the oldest we see Your love within the generations of our lives. Just like the fruit of the field there are the tender signs of promise in our children – Lord please bless them all. And among us the sweet ripened fruit that brings wisdom and grace. Lord, bless those of us who age. Most of all, may we always value the love we share, and walk together with strength, hope and faith into this next year of our lives. Amen