Grace before 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..
Book of Common Prayer (1928)

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.)
Jewish blessing over bread

God is great! God is good!
Let us thank Him for our food.
Children's prayer

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.
The Doxology

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.
Emilie Fendall Johnson

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.
Swami Paramananda

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.)
Jewish blessing over fruit

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.
Hindu blessing

O Thou,
Sustainer of our body, heart, and soul.
Bless all we receive
In thankfulness.
Pir-o-murshid Inayat Khan

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us! Lord, cleanse us from our sins! Master, pardon our transgressions! Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy! (3 times)

O Christ God, bless the food and drink of Thy servants, for Thou art holy, always, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Eastern Orthodox

He is God! Thou seest us, O my God, gathered around this table, praising Thy bounty, with our gaze set upon Thy Kingdom. O Lord! Send down upon us Thy heavenly food and confer upon us Thy blessing. Thou art verily the Bestower, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Lord most giving and resourceful,
I implore you;
make it your will
that this people enjoy
the goods and riches you naturally give,
that naturally issue from you,
that are pleasing and savory,
that delight and comfort,
though lasting but briefly,
passing away as if in a dream.

Breakfast Prayer
Father we thank thee for the night
And for the pleasant morning light.
For ret and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the thing we should
To be to others kind and good,
In all we do, in all we say,
To grow more loving every day.

Rebecca J. Weston

Thanksgiving After Meals
We give You thanks, Almighty God, for these and all the blessings which You have bestowed on us, You Who live and reign forever and ever, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Blessed is The Lord our God, Sovereign of the universe, who sustains the entire world with goodness, kindness and mercy. God gives food to all creatures, for God's mercy is everlasting. Through God's abundant goodness we have not lacked sustenance, and may we not lack sustenance forever, for the sake of God's great name. God sustains all, does good to all, and provides food for all the creatures whom God has created. Blessed is The Lord our God, who provides food for all.
Birkat HaMazon (Jewish)

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