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Since Christmas of 1979

"My husband, Jack, wrote this blessing in 1979 and has used it each Christmas ever since," says Mary Hall of Hampton, Virginia. "It always gets a big 'Amen' from family members."

Our Father, as we gather here, may we be ever mindful of this Christmas season and what it represents—the birth of Jesus Christ. In a short life of 33 years, He did more to change the course of mankind than any government that ever ruled, any law that was ever made, any army that ever marched or any war that was ever fought. For Him, we are thankful. Now, in the spirit of Jesus and Christmas, bless this food we are about to receive and may we be ever mindful of His presence.