Heavenly Father, we give thanks to you for the many blessings we have received, both spiritual and material. We pray for those who are in any need. We give thanks for our community of Christ in the Desert, for our families, friends, neighbors, benefactors and oblates. We pray for those who may be homeless or alone on this day. We give thanks to you for the gift of freedom and possibility of receiving you every day in the Holy Eucharist. We pray for those who are oppressed or who lack access to the Sacraments of the Church. We give thanks for our good health and we pray for those who are ill. Bless this meal and our brothers who have prepared it, and help all those who lack food, shelter and clothing. We ask all this and your blessing now upon this table, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.