Lord God, our heavenly Father, we thank you for the food and drink which we have enjoyed in this meal, and for all your gracious gifts, which we continually receive out of your hand. We thank you especially for your divine Word which we were allowed to read together. Through it you have caused us to be born anew to a living hope, which you have revealed in the holy gospel. Merciful God and Father, we pray, let our hearts not be weighed down by the cares of this life nor become too deeply attached to earthly and perishable things. Grant us your grace, that in our daily tasks we may seek the things which are above, expecting our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is coming on the clouds for our deliverance.
We give our thanks and submit our prayer in his name. Amen.