meal prayer

What is the tradition meal prayer in Latin?

BLESSING BEFORE MEALS

Bénedic, Dómine, nos et haec
tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi.
Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.


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

GRACE AFTER MEALS

Ágimus tibi gratias, omnípotens Deus,
pro universis beneficiis tuis,
qui vivis et regnas in
sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Deus det nobis suam pacem.
Et vitam æternum. Amen.

alternate conclusion:
Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei,
requiescant in pace. Amen.


We give thee thanks, almighty God,
for all your benefits,
who livest and reignest forever
and ever. Amen.

May the Lord grant us His peace.
And life everlasting. Amen.

Alternate conclusion:
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God
rest in peace. Amen

According to one book I have the prayers begins with the word Benedicite. Is that even correct?
And could you please tell me from where this prayer is taken?

Bénedic, Dómine, nos et haec
tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi.
Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
Amen :slight_smile:

Why do we use the plural when eating alone?

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