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Old Feb 23, '12, 7:41 pm
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Would love to hear what some of your favorite prayers are that you say with your family at dinner? We have been going with the simple, "God is great, God is good...".
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We do a count-down to God Is Great, God is Good, Let Us Thank Him For Our Food. Short, sweet and gets right to the heart of the matter.
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Would love to hear what some of your favorite prayers are that you say with your family at dinner? We have been going with the simple, "God is great, God is good...".
Sometimes I do more elaborate prayers, but many times I stick to the simple, traditional: "Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive through Thy gracious bounty through Christ Our Lord. Amen." It says everything that needs to be said, and, whenever I visit a Catholic house and it's said, I can join right in with everybody else
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Sometimes I do more elaborate prayers, but many times I stick to the simple, traditional: "Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive through Thy gracious bounty through Christ Our Lord. Amen." It says everything that needs to be said, and, whenever I visit a Catholic house and it's said, I can join right in with everybody else
Yes, I say this prayer, but before the "Amen" I thank Him for all the blessings he has given us and ask for the strength to do His will in all things. Amen.
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Benedic, + Domine nos et haec Tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Kyrie, eleison. Christi, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Pater noster.... Ave, Mariam... Praised be + Jesus and Mary! Amen.
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Bless, O Lord, these gifts to our use, us to Thy loving service, and make us ever mindful of, and responsive to, the needs of others. Through Thine only Son Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
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Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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Benedic, + Domine nos et haec Tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Kyrie, eleison. Christi, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Pater noster.... Ave, Mariam... Praised be + Jesus and Mary! Amen.
This! And afterwards (since it's still a "dinner prayer"):

Gratias agimus tibi, omnipotens Deus, pro universis beneficiis tuis, qui vivis et regnas in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
Kyrie, eleison. Christe, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
Pater noster... Ave Maria...
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I always simply say "Bless us oh Lord and these Your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen." If I am eating by myself I substitute we for I of course.
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Would love to hear what some of your favorite prayers are that you say with your family at dinner? We have been going with the simple, "God is great, God is good...".
I started saying a prayer that I made up before we say our final before meals prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the food we are about to receive, we pray that it be blessed to our bodies, and we pray for those whom are away for us...Bless us O'Lord for These Thy Gifts, etc.
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Sometimes I do more elaborate prayers, but many times I stick to the simple, traditional: "Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive through Thy gracious bounty through Christ Our Lord. Amen." It says everything that needs to be said, and, whenever I visit a Catholic house and it's said, I can join right in with everybody else
Me too.

When I was a kid (non-Catholic household), my mother improvised a prayer that became our standard grace: "Dear Lord, give us thankful hearts for these and all your blessings, we ask for Christ's sake, amen." Eventually, we started adding, "and bless the hands that prepared it." Then for a post-holiday leftovers meal, I, being the wise-acre that I am, added, "and bless the hands that repaired it," and that's been a running family joke ever since.

One thing that is rarely done, and that perhaps should be done more often, is to offer thanks for the senses that will make eating the meal enjoyable.
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Rub-a dub dub...thanks for the grub.

Well, while that is my "favorite," we acutally use the common table blessing in our house:

"Bless us, oh, Lord, for these Thy gifts, which we are about to recieve, from Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord, Amen."
And then we include personal intercessions and intentions.
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What we do is say, what comes from our Hearts, We usually say Bless mother please tell Jesus your son, to tell his Father we Thank him for the food we have before us,and than we offer it up for a certain reason,Maybe for the suffering, for the dieding ,the poor,or our own intenion,
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Thank You, Lord, for this food, please let it nourish my body as You nourish my soul. (I pray it before every meal)
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"Father, Son, Holy Ghost, whoever eats the fastest gets the most!"

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