The meal prayer or blessing - saying grace - is a way to show appreciation for the bounty of nature, and all our daily gifts of grace. Here are a few little interfaith prayers to meditate upon and enjoy.
Meal time blessings
We ask and pray
To be with us
All through the day.
Thank you for our food, we pray
May we in turn
Do good today.
Lord, we thank you for this meal
For all the blessings you impart
For our family, for our friends
And for living in our heart.
May we receive
Your blessing today
What comes our way.
Lord, for this food
And all we need
We give thanks
For what we receive.
As a follow up activity after reading these little meal blessings with your children, have them draw pictures to illustrate each prayer, and collate the pages into a little prayer book for them.
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