Prayer Before a Meal

Heavenly Father,

We come before You with grateful hearts as we gather to partake in this meal. We give You thanks for the abundance of blessings You have bestowed upon us and for Your never-ending love and grace. We thank You for the provision of this food and for the hands that have prepared it.

As we partake in this meal, we ask that You bless it. Make it nourishment for our bodies, giving us the strength and vitality we need to serve You and fulfill the purpose You have for our lives. We also ask that You bless our minds and hearts as we partake in this meal. May it bring us closer to You and deepen our understanding of Your word.

We come before You in humility, knowing that without You, we have nothing. We are dependent on You for every breath we take, and every step we take. We thank You for Your faithfulness, for being our rock, and for our salvation.

In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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Colossians 3:17 ESV

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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1 Timothy 4:4-5 ESV

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

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