In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
bless us for our good intentions,
which always outstrip our good works.
Today: please be kind to those who couldn’t be here,
and those who shouldn’t be here,
and those we just decided not to invite.
Bring bread to those who have not,
and softer hearts to those of us who don’t share their bread as much as they could.
We ask not for a richer world,
but for you to make us better citizens of it,
to love and appreciate each other as much as we can,
and for lenience, when we disappoint.