We give thanks for the gift of family.
For those that went before us who brought us together,
made us who we are and led us to faith in you.
For the sacrifices of our parents that brought us into this world,
for the time that we have been able to share together,
for the children that you have brought into our lives.
For our spiritual family, which is the church,
where we live and grow and have our being.
For the blessings that you have showered on us out of your love for us and
the example of perfect love that only you provide.
For all these things, we gift thanks and give you and you alone the glory.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.