Skip to comments.What Is Your Favorite "Grace Before Meals"
Posted on 12/23/2010 1:35:35 PM PST by Churchillspirit
With Christmas almost here I want to find a special "Grace" to say before dinner.
Apart from the one we said at catholic school - "Bless us O Lord for these Thy gifts..."etc., I found this one by Robbie Burns:-
O Thou who kindly dost provide
For every creature's want.
We bless Thee, God of nature wide,
For all Thy goodness lent:
And if it please Thee, Heavenly Guide,
May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted, or denied,
Lord, bless us with content. Amen!
Do Freepers have any favorites?
must be very bored
For this day of the dear Christ’s birth,
for its hours of home gladness and world gladness,
for the love within these walls, which binds us together as a family,
for our food on this table,
for our surroundings in a land of freedom,
we bring to Thee, our Father, our heartfelt gratitude.
Bless all these, Thy favours, to our good,
in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Our “Restaurant Grace”:
“Bless this food to our use, O Lord, and us to Thy loving service. In Christ’s name, Amen”.
I always ask a special blessing on the hands that prepared the food God provided and the hands that serve it, also ask for God to bless the conversation at the meal
Not as grandiloquent as one might like for Christmas, though.
Yes, you must be.
Grace passed away 30 years ago
Your cat is hungry, go feed it.
The eyes of all look to You, O Lord, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Tim Hawkins on funny things we pray out loud:
Bless this food you’ve provided for me,
delivery was late so I got it for free.
I’m using that on Saturday...
BTW, A very Merry Christmas to all. I hope your Christmas is fulfilling and a very memorable one.
Uncle Ralph’s Grace.
mmummble mummble mummble...mumble. Amen.
Uncle Ralph was a wonderful, Godly man, but, he had a hearing problem and didn’t speak clearly.
How bout the Johnny Appleseed song?
Thanks for the Grub,
Thank you God for this food we are about to receive and bless it to our bodies. In Jesus Holy name, Amen.
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest...
And let thy gifts to us be blessed...
Let this food be a nourishment and blessing to our bodies...
Dear God, thank you for the blessings you’ve heaped upon us: health, shelter, food and love, Amen.
I Jesu namn till bords vi gå
Välsigna Gud den mat vi få
Gud till ära, oss till gagn
Så få vi mat i Jesu namn.
(In Jesus' name to the table we go
God bless the food we receive
To God the honor, us the gain
So we have food in Jesus' name.)
Pass the bread,
Pass the meat,
Thank you, Lord,
now let’s eat!!
To fabulous food and those who prepare it,
but mostly to those with whom we share it.
When I was young I went to a non demominatational grammar school. When it was the Latin Master´s turn to oversea the the school lunch he always said:
Benedictus, Benedicat per Dominum Nostrum Jesum Christum - Amen
Bless this food to the nurishment of our bodies
As we give our bodies in your service.
In Christ’s Name,
I may not always say these exact words but the meaning never varies.
May our enemies feast on the flesh of their dead.
(You didn't think this thread was going to be all sweetness and light, did you?)
Non-denominational and oversee, sorry about that.
Sounds like a complaint.
"Oh Lord, this food sucks, may this please be as bad as it gets.."
I’m Lutheran, but raised by a pseudo-Catholic. That prayer (the real part) is basically Catholic - as usual for Lutheran.
Bless us, O Lord, with these, thy gifts
Which we are about to recieve
From thy great bounty
Through Christ, our Lord; Amen.
Bless this food to our use
And us to thy service
Make us ever mindful of the needs of others
The psalm verse that precedes it is Psalm 145:15-16.
I will memorize this.
“For this day of the dear Christ?s birth,for its hours of home gladness and world gladness,for the love within these walls, which binds us together as a family,for our food on this table,for our surroundings in a land of freedom,we bring to Thee, our Father, our heartfelt gratitude.Bless all these, Thy favours, to our good,in Jesus? name. Amen”
How the hell are you supposed to memorize that in two days?
When I was young, my Grandpa taught us a simpler version of that prayer, but I had a Swedish friend in college who taught the full version.
(btw, how do you get the font to put the markings above your letters?)
Not with you around...LOL!
(I think things have improved since then. ;)
“Thank you Jesus for the food you have put before us”
In this case, I just copied the text off a search I did, which had the words. There is a way to type in the three "extra" Swedish characters, using "Alt," etc., but I don't recall how to do it. And you can always find the symbols in your Word stuff.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
who eats the fastest
gets the most.
still laughing as I post.........
"15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing."
So do I.
SUMMARY OF ALL JEWISH HOLIDAYS:
They tried to kill us.
We won, thank G-d!.
I just fell in love with uncle ralph....
In Air Force chow halls mine was, “Please bless this food as it needs all of the help it can get. Amen.”
I might do place cards and write that inside each one (changing "family" to "friends" as none of us are related.)
Thank you all for your suggestions.
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