Prayer for food
Thank you for the harvest, that you give us our daily bread.
Thank you for the smallest seed which can grow to feed us.
Thank you for creating so many tastes and textures,
colours and aromas.
We wonder at these miracles and give thanks for all these gifts.
Creative ways to thank God for food
The apostle Paul encourages the church at Thessalonica to "give thanks in all circumstances
" (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV). We need not just restrict ourselves to meal times when we give thanks to God. The next time you are queuing at the supermarket check-out, why not quietly give thanks to God for your basket of food!
Grace Before Meals Prayer
Lord, thank you for this day,
For work and play, family and friendship.
Thank you for this food, may you bless it to our bodies.
In Jesus name,
Lord Jesus, as we eat, help us to remember your provision and goodness.
May this lunchtime be more than food to us.
Time to share with others
Time to remember those who hunger
Time to dwell upon your sacrifice.
As we eat help us to remember your provision and goodness with thankful hearts.
Christ gives thanks for the bread and wine
"Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."
(Genesis 1:29, NIV)
The Apostle Paul's advice on food
Taking bread, he blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Eat it in my memory.”
(Luke 22:19, The Message)
"When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God."
(1 Corinthians 10:31, CEV)