Prayer for Before a Meal

Heavenly Father,

We come before You with humble hearts, giving thanks for Your provision and blessings. We thank You for this food that has been prepared, and we are grateful for the hands that have worked to provide it.

We ask that You bless this meal and make it nourishment for our bodies, so that we may have the strength and energy to serve You and others.

We ask that You bless the hands of those who prepared this meal, and those who helped bring it to our table.

As we partake in this food, we remember Your love and sacrifice for us through Your Son, Jesus Christ. We ask that You guide us as we go about our day, and help us to be a light for You in all that we do.

We pray for Your protection and guidance for our families, friends and loved ones who are not here with us today. We also pray for those who are struggling today and we ask that You to be with them and to comfort them in their time of need.

And all these things we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Ephesians 5:20 ESV

giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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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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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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James 1:17 ESV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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