Matthew 25:34-36 (NRSV) Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’
Jesus, our Lord and King, thank you for this day. Thank you for your holy word that teaches us how to live in this world. Our desire is to be among those that stand at your right hand on the day of judgment. We want to be blessed by the Father in the heavenly kingdom. While we are here on earth, Lord, we pray that you will open our eyes to see the needs of our brothers and sisters. Help us to be a blessing to them, as you have been a blessing to us. We thank you for your goodness and mercy! In all things, we give you glory and honor. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.