Gracious and giving Father, you are the God who created family. May we relish their presence and look forward to spending time with them. May we share unity and sweet spirits in our gatherings. May we let them know our love, and share your love with them. May you be glorified in our times together. I ask these things in the precious and powerful Son’s name, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 28:14 ESV)