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Posted on 12/23/2010 1:35:35 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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The Doxology, sung: “Praise God form whom all blessings flow...”
A pleasant memory from a world wise uncle:
“Grace, Grace,.. go wash your feet. Praise God, Let’s eat!”
Other than the ‘real’ one (Thank you Lord ... )
Here are a few to help those in need:
“Over the lips,
over the gums,
look out stomach
here it comes.”
Also my favorite grace -— “Grace Kelly”
Some hae meat and canna eat
And some would eat that want it.
But we hae meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.
My grandfather always says this one at Christmas dinner:
Eternal God, this joyful day is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light.
May that light illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds.
May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.
May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our humanity.
Bless us and the feast that You have provided for us, let us be thankful for the true gift of Christmas, your Son.
Look for your “character” in red, then press the Alt key while typing the “Dec(imal)” number in the left column.
That is the one of the graces we use. When my son was a young boy he used to mix up the words sometimes and say “and make us always needful of the minds of others”.
Tack saͦ mycket
Hmmmmmm........something not quite right about that. ;*)
Works for me! Make sure you HOLD the Alt key WHILE typing actual numbers (number pad, not typewriter keyboard, which won’t recognize the numbers with Alt).
see #63....I just remembered this....one of the all-time great movie scenes.
see #63...this will make your day...by the way, cats are happy, with full tummies, lying next to the fire-place sound asleep...Merry Christmas!
Sometimes we have a “Quaker grace,” a moment of silence.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heaven'ly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
My addition to that custom is to sing those words to the tune of a hymn appropriate to the season of the Church Year. During Advent and Christmastide we use Veni, Emmanuel (adding the "Rejoice, Rejoice..."), although one could also use Vom Himmel Hoch during the Twelve Days; Hamburg during Lent; and Lasst Uns Erfreuen (sprinkling in the Alleluias) during Eastertide.
"Dear Lord, thank you for the many blessings you give us each and every day. We pray that you bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies, and bless the hands that prepared it. Amen."
I will add more if we are together for a special occation, but if I get too long winded, my 2 yr old grandson tries to cut me off by saying "Amen"..."Amen"...until I finish.
You aren’t the first. But the love of his life was Aunt Berber (pronounced Bubba). She too was special. :)
Dear Lord, we thank you for the food that was delivered unto us by Your providence, and pray that the cook hasn’t ruined it. Amen.
>> must be very bored
Best laugh I had all week...
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