Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for family, for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all of this been given to us.
From the Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley