Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mealtime Prayers

Looking for some mealtime prayers to share with your family?  Here's just a few - but google "mealtime prayers" and you'll get ALL kinds!  Lots of musical ones out there too...  (Johnny Appleseed, the Flintstones, Superman, the Addams Family, the JAWS theme music...  Like I said, all kinds!)

"Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything. Amen."
"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends."

"Come Lord, Jesus
Be our guest,
Let this food to us be blessed.

"Thank you God for happy hearts
in rain and sunny weather.
Thank you God for this our food
and that we are together. Amen."

"Thank you God, for the food we eat,
Thank you for the friends we meet.
Thank you for another day,
To pass Your hug along the way."

Thank you Lord for this food
feeding our bellies its so good
we thank you for this time together
to share a meal and love each other.  Amen."

And it's always a good idea to teach kids young how to pray from the heart as well.  Memorized prayers are good to learn...  But ask the kids to simply say "thank you" for something from their day, or for something they like about God...  You never know what you might learn from them!

Do you have one you already use?  Please share!

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