God, bless this group with love and peace
May joy and laughter never cease
to lift us when we meet.
If, at times, there’s passing tears
Let there be friends and comfort here
for the soul that longs to weep.
Give us faith and courage to share
Give us time for earnest thought and prayer
Give us the love for which we seek.
May those who enter find life a bit brighter
May burdens be lifted, may hearts seem lighter
May our trust and compassion grow deep.