Here is a collection of the most popular short prayers for before meals. When you are suddenly called upon to say the prayer to bless the meal, having one of these prayers handy can certainly save the day! Included are one Irish Prayer and a Catholic Grace Prayer. What prayers do you have to contribute?
Bless Us Oh Lord
Bless us, oh Lord,
and these thy gifts,
which we are about to receive
from thy bounty,
through Christ, our Lord.
2Thank You Lord
God, we thank you for this food.
For rest and home and all things good.
For wind and rain and sun above.
But most of all
for those we love.
4Mindful of others
5Bless the Hands
6Catholic Grace Prayer
Bless, O Lord, this food we are about to eat;
and we pray You, O God,
that it may be good for our body and soul;
and if there be any poor creature
hungry or thirsty walking along the road,
send them into us that we can share the food with them,
just as You share your gifts with all of us.