A secular grace

 

For what we are about to receive

let us be truly thankful

…to those who planted the crops

…to those who cultivated the fields

…to those who gathered the harvest.

 

For what we are about to receive

let us be truly thankful

to those who prepared it and those who served it.

 

In this festivity let us remember too

those who have no festivity

those who cannot share this plenty

those whose lives are more affected than our own

by war, oppression and exploitation

those who are hungry, sick and cold

 

In sharing in this meal

let us be truly thankful

for the good things we have

for the warm hospitality 

and for this good company.

 

Amen

 

© Bill Logan 2001