Dinner prayers

Posted: 18th November 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Faith & Theology
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While I’m usually out the door to work before the kids have breakfast, we do have the chance to have dinner together as a family. Part of that time is the dinner prayer. Rather than some great expository proclamation, mealtime prayers tend to be fairly routine, especially when you’re teaching young kids to pray.

Ours tends to go something like this:

Oh Lord God, you are an awesome and mighty God, creator of the <weather of the day>. We thank you and bless you for the time that we had to work and play and learn new things today. We ask for your blessing on our time together as a family and on our sleep tonight so that we will be rested and ready to serve you again tomorrow.

In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, Amen!

Which is followed by the kids:

Please bless this food and the water/milk/juice (whatever we’re drinking), and the hands that made it. Amen!

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