Here’s a gentle, inclusive prayer for our gatherings. (If you want something a little edgier to recite, you can also print out: Alleluia, What A F*cking Year.)
If you’ve got a crew that sits down to eat and just dives in, maybe you could be the brave heart who says, “Hey… I thought we could start with a little blessing.” Breaking bread together is incredibly meaningful. And we need to come together more often to… just be together. And a little non-denominational prayer in advance not only raises the vibe, I’m positive that it’s good for digestion.
Amen and so be it.
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Dear (you choose: Beloved God, Creation, The Divine Mother, Holy Father, Life Source, Universal Love…)
We give thanks for our togetherness, our sameness, our contrasts,
and the light and resilience we reflect back to one another.
We give thanks for the Holy that holds us
and the humanity that brings us back to the Holy
to see the light and resilience we reflect back to one another.
We ask that our self compassion becomes love and understanding for everyone around us,
that our personal happiness be woven to the heart of the world
and that our nourishment feed the collective.
May the sweetness of this moment
radiate to all beings everywhere
that we may see the light and resilience we reflect back to one another.
Amen. So be it. May all be so blessed.