"The Sabbath was made for human beings, not human beings for the Sabbath." In the same way, we don't gather here at the Table because we have to, because somehow, God would love us less if we didn't. We gather here to remember how much God loves us. We gather here to remember the love of God shown in Jesus life and death. This Table, too, is made for us.
Let us pray.
God who loved us before we even knew it and to an extent that we still cannot fully understand, we thank you for this table and the love that we celebrate in gathering here. We thank you that Jesus came to us to show us how to live lives full of love and then took up the cross to show us that absolutely nothing could separate us from your love.
We thank you for this bread and cup that remind us of that great truth.
Now, as we take the bread and cup, full us also with your Spirit, that we may bring the Good News of this love, in words and in practical deeds to those around us.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN