Prayer Before Meal

Heavenly Father,

We come before You with grateful hearts. We thank You for this food and for the hands that prepared it. We recognize that all good things come from You and that You are the provider of all our needs.

We ask that You bless this food, making it nourishing to our bodies. In doing so, we may have the strength and energy to do Your will. We also ask that You bless those who are in need of a meal today. Provide for them as You have promised in Your Word.

We confess that we often take for granted the blessings You have given us. We ask for forgiveness for any times we have failed to give You the thanks and praise You deserve.

As we partake in this meal, we ask that it serves as a reminder of Your love and provision for us. May it also remind us to share Your love and provision with others.

We give You all the glory and honor, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

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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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Philippians 4:6 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

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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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