Jesus asks in Matthew 6, "Is not life more than food?" Here at the table, we find an answer to that question. These elements are food and drink, but they represent food for our whole selves, for mind, body, and spirit. Come let us eat and be wholly replenished and restored.
Let us pray.
God who sent us Jesus to show us that we are truly made in your image, remind us that, through the power of your loving Spirit, we can do more than simply exist.
Remind us again of what Jesus taught. Show us how to love you and each other. Thank you for this bread and cup, that remind us that he gave his life in that love.
As we go from this table, let us take that love with us, that our lives would be given, as was his, in showing that love to the world.
In the name of Jesus, our Risen Lord, Amen.