Prayer For Food

Bless us, O God, as we sit together,
Bless the food we eat today,
Bless the hands that made the food,
Bless us, O God.

Father, bless this meal and grant that we

May be thankful for Your mercies.

Lord, teach us to know by whom we're fed,

bless us with Christ, the living bread.

Father, make us thankful for our food,

bless us with faith in Jesus' blood.

With our souls supply the bread of life,

That we may live with Christ our savior.


Before our Heavenly Father, let us think thrice while we are gathered here for this meal.
First of all, let us think of the people we are with on this day, and make the most of the pleasure of sharing food and drink each other.
Then, let us also think of the people who made the food and drink and brought it to us, who serve us and wait on us, and who clear up and clean up after us.
Finally, let us think of all the people all over the world, members with us in the human family, who will not have a meal today. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Dear Lord,
We thank you for the blessings of food, water, shelter, family and well-being.
As we enjoy healthy food, we will think of those who struggle to feed their
families every day.
You taught us to pray.
As we say Give us today our daily bread we make that prayer also for the
millions who go hungry every day.
You fed the hungry.
Inspire in us the commitment to follow your example,
showing compassion in action and sharing what we
have with those who have less.
You cared for all.
Help us to remember your command to love one another.
Help us to see you in each of our brothers and sisters
especially those who are in need.
You are the Bread of Life.
Strengthen us as we work for justice in the world.
Help us to stand in solidarity with the poorest of the poor.
You came so that we could have life and have it to the full.
Our prayer is that this might be true for all.
We pray that communities and governments recognise our shared responsibility to be more just in sharing the world's resources.
Help us to care more deeply, live more simply and share more fully.

We thank You Lord, for all you give; the food we eat, the lives we live; and to our loved ones far away, please send your blessings, Lord we pray. And help us all to live our days with thankful hearts and loving ways. Amen.

Thank you, God for this food. For rest and home. And all things good. For wind and rain and sun above. But most of all those we love. Amen.

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.

Bless us, oh Lord, and these thy gifts,
which we are about to receive from thy bounty,
through Christ, our Lord.