Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some graces (some suitable for children)

Graces should always be short (especially if the food is hot and going cold or if the people are hungry and crotchety) and they should mention the food!

The most basic and frequently used form of grace in our house is:

Father God, we thank you for this breakfast / lunch / dinner. Amen.

The Dallington school grace is:

For food to share
and those who prepare it
for health to enjoy it
and friends to share it
we thank our Lord. Amen.

Please feel free to correct / add:

Other graces include:

May the Blessed One bless us. Amen.

Lord, bless this food to our bodies and our lives to your service. Amen.

For what we are about to recieve, may the Lord make us truly thankful. Amen.

For Weetabix, cereal and toast, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”

 To the tune of Superman:
Thank you, Lord, for giving us food x2
For daily bread, the things you've said,
Thank you, Lord, for giving us food.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Lord, for giving us food.

Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.

Something about the cabbage and the rice that are very very nice?


Anthony Smith said...

If I recall...

For the food we eat
For the cabbage and the meat
For the spuds and rice
That are very very nice
For the good things that you give us
And the way that you forgive us
We say thank you to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Tune: Sailor's Hornpipe

Marc Lloyd said...

That's the one - thank you, Anthony.

It didn't seem to pop out of Google. There are lots of recipeis in the world for cabbage and rice!

I should also have said, "Bless this bunch at they munch their lunch."