We eat and we are revived, and we give thanks
to the lives that were ended to nourish our own.
May we merit their sacrifice, and honour their sparks of holiness
through our deeds of loving kindness.
We give thanks to the Power that makes for Meeting,
for our table has been a place of dialogue and friendship.
We give thanks to Life.
May we never lose touch with the simple joy and wonder of sharing a meal.
~ Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro