Prayer Before Meal – Thanksgiving Prayer Before Meal

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Today is Friday, February 16, 2024

Prayer Before Meal

Before partaking in a meal it is important to thank God. For it is through Him that we are able to have the food on our tables. Not everyone is able to eat when they feel hungry due to one problem or another. So when you get a chance to eat you have to be thankful and say a prayer before a meal. some interesting prayers include:

Prayer Before Meal
Prayer Before Meal

Thanksgiving Prayer Before Meal

“Before our Heavenly Father, let us think thrice while we are gathered here for this meal.
First of all, let us think of the people we are with on this day, and make the most of the pleasure of sharing food and drink each other.
Then, let us also think of the people who made the food and drink and brought it to us, who serve us and wait on us, and who clear up and clean up after us.
Finally, let us think of all the people all over the world, members with us in the human family, who will not have a meal today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Short Prayer Before Meal

“Father, bless this meal and grant that we

May be thankful for Your mercies.

Lord, teach us to know by whom we’re fed,

bless us with Christ, the living bread.

Father, make us thankful for our food,

bless us with faith in Jesus’ blood.

With our souls supply the bread of life,

That we may live with Christ our savior.


Birthday Prayer Before Meal

“Almighty Father, We thank You for all the gifts You have given to us. In a special way, We praise You for (name). Lord, bless him (her) always with Your love. Bless us too, Heavenly Father, And this food with which we celebrate. Lord, help us all to praise You and give You glory Through Jesus Christ our lord.

Wedding Prayer Before Meal

“Blessed Lord, we are gathered in this place in a spirit of celebration and gratitude. Father, thank you for the blessing of bringing (name) and (name) together in marriage on this day. We pray that you bless their marriage, their family, and all of their relationships. Help them stay strong in any difficulty, and to treasure and protect the joy of marriage. Lord, may we, as their family and friends, promise to uphold and encourage them to the best of our ability. Please bless this food we are about to eat, and let this reception be an honor to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Christmas Prayer Before Meal

“Blessed God, we thank You for the Christmas season and the memory of Jesus’ glorious birth! You remind us in Isaiah of the mighty namesake that came to earth for us. He could not be described by just one name or in one way, yet, He is the One who has the key to our peace and our freedom.

Lord, thank You for sending Him here to rescue us. Thank You for the traditions that we treasure enough but miss, and those that we are blessed to continue celebrating. Lord, thank you for this meal. Forgive us for revolving Christmas around anything but Jesus. Remove the routines that threaten to trip us in pursuit of You, and open our eyes to recognize what matters the most.

Be with us this Christmas, Lord Jesus. Open our eyes and our hearts to see you in a fresh, new way, whether in the middle of time-honored traditions or fresh and new ways to celebrate Your birth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Prayer Before a Meal with Friends

“Lord, I thank You for friends and family! Thank You for bringing us together on this day to share a meal. The people in our lives bring us such joy, and we are grateful for the time spent in fellowship together. Thank you for the birth of your son Jesus, and the gift of eternal salvation that He brings.

Help us use this moment to bond closer and to know to love each other more. Bless our appetites, both physical and spiritual, to honor You in all we do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Family Reunion Prayer Before Meal

“Heavenly Father, we praise you for providing us with this meal while we can all be together enjoying each other’s company. Father, let us enjoy this meal while we bask in the light of the Holy Spirit, and feel what it means to be alive, well, and happy with our great family here on this day. With every bite and sip we take in, Lord, we praise you. In God’s name, we pray. Amen.”

Thanksgiving Prayer Before Meal Catholic

“Loving Father,
on this day we give thanks For our many gifts as we pray for those in need.
We give thanks for our family and friends as we pray for those who are lonely.
Lord, we give thanks for our freedom as we pray for those who are oppressed.
We give thanks for our good health As we pray for those who are not well.
Father, we give praise for our comfort and prosperity As we share our blessings with others.
On this day of Thanksgiving, May the love of God cover us, the peace of God dwell within us and the joy of God uplift us.

Baptism Prayer Before Meal

“Blessed Lord, thank you for the precious gift of baptism, that we can publicly proclaim our love and passion for you. Father, we ask for your goodness and blessings to be showered on this faithful servant. Lord, we pray that you would work deeply within their heart and soul to renew and refresh them each day. Come lead their footsteps, give them a hope and a vision for the future.

On this day, the past is gone. They stand free and whole, loved and forgiven within the kingdom of God. Lord, cover and protect them now, encircle them with your promises and fill their hearts with joy. Father, bless the meal we are about to have. May this day be one they cherish and remember forever!


Mother Day Prayer Before Meal

“Loving Father,
like a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so do You watch over Your Church.
Father, please bless these women,
that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers.

Lord allow the example of their faith, and love, to shine forth.
Make it that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always,
with deep respect and boundless love. Bless this meal before we eat it, Father.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Catholic Grace Before Meals

“Bless us, Heavenly Father, and these your gifts
which we are about to receive from your goodness.
Through Christ our Lord.

Catholic Grace After Meals

“We give You thanks for all your benefits, O Blessed God, Who lives and reigns forever;

and may the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.


Easter Dinner Prayer

“Heavenly Father,

As we come together as family and friends we call on you once again into our midst.
May the hope of your resurrection shape our days.
Lord, may the promise of your spirit working in us shine a light on our lives.
May the love you showed to us shape our giving.
May the truth in your word lead our journeys,
And may the joy of your kingdom fill our homes.

Lord, as we come together underneath the banner of your life,
we praise you for all the wonderful food that we can now enjoy,
And celebrate your glorious resurrection.

Thank you Lord.


Children’s Mealtime Prayers

“Father, round this table, here to pray
First, we praise you for the day,
For our family and our friends.
Lord, thank you for the gifts of grace that heaven provides.
Living water, daily bread,
the infinite blessings our God sends.
Thank you, Lord, for them all
For the big ones and the small
When we’re happy when we’re sad
On the good days and the bad
We are thankful, we are glad

Prayer Before Breakfast

“Father, the Word was made flesh, alleluia, alleluia!
And dwelt among us, alleluia, alleluia!

Let the heavens proclaim and the earth be happy,
before the face of the Lord, for He comes.
Bless us, caring Father, and these Your gifts,
which we are about to receive from Your bounty.
Through Christ our Lord.


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