I go out to eat at some restaurants, home or away at a recent friend’s house napping temporary location and I eat at this location. Well, I recently am getting more religious to see that I need to be humbled, yet retaining some lingering baptist or nondenominational practices and looking at the OT errors found in NT about jews that I need help on. If you pray over your food in front of a public or private group other than by yourself would this be considered a bad practice or good practice? Nobody can answer this cause in the Gospels Jesus Christ said that if you pray to close your door behind you cause what the jews did back then. Reminder the jews prayed openly in public for grace from other people and doing things for the instant gratitude from onlookers not from God. Sort of equivalent in my mind with endulgences of the olden life as well. So, what should I do like a silent prayer or public prayer? Recently I did a trinity prayer with the following quote "Dear Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and all the Saints in Heaven, it’s Peter bla, bla and bla and we are here to be greatful for the food you have given us. We are fortunate to live in the United States where food is plentyful and hopefully people in other countries that do with less will one day have the same. We eat this food to nororish our mind, bodies and souls. In your name Jesus Christ.
So, am I doing right or what should be advised? Sort of simular with the debate I saw on this forum or one like it about the rosary beads right? I mean that if you abuse it for the sake of other people seeing you then its no longer holy. My mind though in the translation world sense needs to quit thinking physical though. I mean like hearing God or Jesus Christ coming from my prospective has always been like a physical sense. I know I need faith and I’m building on my faith just am muddled right now that is all. Thanks you guys for any advice in this respect and perhaps this could help others in the same bind as me.