Prayer: Gracious God, pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us so that we who are joined together in prayer this day may be one with Christ and He with us. Today we offer ourselves to be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You. In Your mercy, accept our prayers of praise and thanksgiving. Fill us with the joy of eternal life, that we may be Your faithful people until we feast with You in glory. Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (adapted from PCC “The Book of Common Worship” Thanksgiving Prayer pg 38, 1991).