An interfaith collection of blessings before and after meals.
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive, from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.
Give us grateful hearts, O Father,
for all thy mercies, and
make us mindful of the needs of others;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz.
(Blessed art Thou, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe who brings forth bread from the earth.)
God is great! God is good!
Let us thank Him for our food.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
We thank Thee Lord, for happy hearts,
For rain and sunny weather.
We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food,
And that we are together.
May the Lord accept this, our offering, and bless our food that it may bring us strength in our body, vigor in our mind, and selfless devotion in our hearts for His service.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam borei pri ha-etz.
(Blessed art Thou, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe who creates the fruit of the tree.)
This ritual is One.
The food is One.
We who offer the food are One.
The fire of hunger is also One.
All action is One.
We who understand this are One.
Sustainer of our body, heart, and soul.
Bless all we receive
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