Heavenly Father, gracious God:
Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, you make it possible for us to find our lasting home in you. We thank you for this surprising and unexpected gift. We thank you also for the invitation to share the love you have given us with one another: we thank you especially for the good work of Habitat for Humanity in San Patricio County, building houses for those who need them, and we pray that we who are a part of this work may always be rooted in the love by which you have prepared a home for all people; we ask that we might serve one another with humility and joy.
Lord God, bless the families this outreach serves, bless those who give tirelessly of themselves for its success, and bless all of us who are gathered here tonight to celebrate and continue this good work. Bless our food, our friendships, and our evening.
We thank you, Lord; we love you. And we pray these things in the Name of your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.