Mealtime Prayers

This is a collection of food blessings and graces from various sources.



Bless Us O Lord
Bless us, O Lord, for These Thy Gifts,
which we are about to receive from Thy bounty,
through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

God is Great
God is great, God is good.
Let us thank Him for our food.
By His hand, we are fed,
Give us, Lord, our daily bread. Amen.

To Thy Service
Lord, bless this food to our use and us to Thy service,
and make us ever mindful of the needs of others. Amen.

Thank You God
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 Thy Gifts of Love
For these and all thy gifts of love,
We give Thee thanks and praise.
Look down dear Father from above,
And bless us all our days. Amen.

Be Our Guest
Come, Lord Jesus,
Be our guest,
And let Thy gifts to us
Be blest. Amen.

Bless This Food
Bless the food upon the dishes,
as you blessed the loaves and fishes.
As the sugar hides in the tea,
let me hide myself in Thee. Amen.

Gracious Father
Gracious Father, Bless this food,
for Thy Glory and Thy good. Amen.

Prayer of Protection
Dearest Lord, bless this food.
Protect it from spells, curses, potions and poisons.
(make sign of the cross)
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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