How do you give thanks
I have spent the afternoon, looking up different prayers to say before eating meals... I am making my grandchildren advent buckets* for Christmas, and one of the gifts will be a box that has mealtime prayers written on cards. That way, the grandchild can pick a card and read the prayer before meals... Made me remember growing up... our family dinner prayer was:
Bless us O Lord and these thy gifts
which we are about to receive
from thy bounties through Christ
our Lord.. amen
Then I started getting sidetracked, and wondered what others blessings folks offer at meal time... So with Thanksgiving coming up.... I wonder... How do you give thanks at meal time? Do you have a special prayer that you say?
Here are some of the ones I found...
We thank you Lord, for happy hearts,
For rain and sunny weather.
We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food,
And that we are together.
Come, Lord Jesus, be our Guest
And let Thy gifts to us be blest.
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.
* advent buckets are on the same lines of advent calenders... Except each day of the month brings a small gift... a bag of popcorn, a packet of hot chocolate, this year the prayerbox, a salvation bracelet, chocolate, pencils, ornaments... little bitty things (preferably really cheap, cus I have 16 grandchildren!!! Still trying to figure out how to make Brysons, maybe bottles of juice or babyfood!)
sidenote... if you post a prayer and dont want me to use your prayer in my prayerbox, tell me please!!!!!