I was asked to give a grace for the Christmas Banquet at one of our local senior’s residences.  This is what I wrote and spoke.

God, our Father:  the father of every good and perfect gift,

We thank you:

For the gift of friends and family who encourage and support us.

For the gift of food that nourishes our bodies

For the gift of willing and loving helpers who care for us

For the gift of Christmas, the baby born in Bethlehem, Jesus Christ

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  AMEN