Easter Dinner Prayer


Easter Sunday Dinner Prayer

Creative God and Lord of life,
you who call forth from the darkness of death all those who love you,
we rejoice, on this Easter Sunday,
in the Resurrection from the dead of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Visit our home and this table with your bright blessing of peace and life.
We pause in the midst of this prayer
to remember all the holy dead of our family
who live now in you and who await the final and glorious resurrection of the dead.
May they and we, because of our faith in you, our God,
taste in the victory of life over death.
May the Risen Christ, our Lord and Savior,
be our guest as we celebrate his Resurrection with this Easter Sunday dinner.
Bless those whose work to prepare this meal has truly been a work of prayer,
and bless all of us who shall share it with Easter love and joy.
May you then bless this table and this food, and each of us in your holy name:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.