God of all blessings,
source of all life,
We thank you for the gift of life:
for the breath
that sustains life,
We thank you for the mystery of creation:
for the beauty
that the eye can see,
for the unknown
that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder,
for the expanse of space
that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.
We thank you for setting us in communities:
who nurture our becoming,
We thank you for this day:
and one more day to love,
and one more day to work for justice and peace,
For these, and all blessings,
we give you thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
–By Vienna Cobb Anderson
On November 1, 2015, All Saint’s Day, we gathered with friends from every era of our life as a family and stood with our feet on the earth to dedicated and bless our home, our land, our life together.
No amount of pictures or words can capture what this day meant to me. It will forever be one of the most sacred and holy moments of my life, and I am so very, very, grateful for each person who joined as we broke bread, spilled wine, and sang our song of thanksgiving, praising God from whom all blessings flow.
Amen and Selah.