O most merciful Divinity of all creation, send forth your spirit to this community gathered here tonight in your name.
Let it be that this spirit becomes our light and guide as we celebrate your gift of life.
Make all those gathered here the vessel of your endless love so that we will be able to share that same love with generosity and social commitment to others.
And bless the food we are about to receive, the food we gathered from the earth. Let those who produced and prepared them be nourished as well even as we pray that each morsel nourish our body, mind, and spirit.
We ask this in the name of all the ancestors whose good deeds we honor today
All will say, Amen.
Prayer at UPAAH, Hale Koa Hotel, August 28, 2010