Catholic Prayer For Meals

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Catholic faith is the beautiful prayers. There are so many that it can be difficult to remember them all, especially when it comes to Adoration and prayer before and after meals. Below are some simply beautiful prayers you can use and guide you along your journey as a Catholic.

Catholic Prayer For Meals

Bless us, O God . Bless our food and our drink. Since you redeemed us so dearly and delivered us from evil, as you gave us a share in this food so may you give us a share in eternal life.

Bless us oh Lord for these thy gifts that we ‘re about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.” “Good bread, good meat, thank the lord, LET’S EAT.

In the traditional Catholic Grace prayer used before a meal , we acknowledge our dependence on God and to ask Him to bless us and our food . The traditional phrasing for a grace offered before a meal is: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord God, Heavenly Father, bless us and these Thy gifts which we receive from Thy bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.” Lutheran (more commonly, the common table prayer ) ( before eating ) “Come, Lord Jesus, be our Guest, and let Thy/these gifts to us be blessed . Amen.”

Catholic Prayer For Meals

Catholics, all Christians in fact, believe that every good thing we have comes from God, and we are reminded to call this to mind frequently. Too often, we assume that the good things in our life are the result of our own labor, and we forget that all of the talents and good health that let us perform the hard work that puts food on our table and a roof over our heads are gifts from God, as well. 

The term grace is used by Christians to refer to very short prayers of thanksgiving offered before a meal, and sometimes afterward. The term “saying Grace” refers to reciting such a prayer before or after a meal. For Roman Catholics, there are two prescribed prayers often used for grace, although it’s also common for these prayers to be individualized for particular circumstances of a particular family. 

In the traditional Catholic Grace prayer used before a meal, we acknowledge our dependence on God and to ask Him to bless us and our food. This prayer is slightly different than the traditional grace prayer offered after a meal, which typically is one of thanksgiving for the food we have just received. The traditional phrasing for a grace offered before a meal is: 

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Traditional Grace Prayer for After Meals

Catholics rarely recite a grace prayer after meals these days, but this traditional prayer is well worth reviving. While the grace prayer before meals asks God for His blessing, the grace prayer recited after a meal is a prayer of thanksgiving for all of the good things that God has given us, as well as a prayer of intercession for those who have helped us. And finally, the grace prayer for after a meal is an opportunity to call to mind all those who have died and to pray for their souls. The traditional phrasing for a Catholic grace prayer after meals is: 

We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all thy benefits,
Who livest and reignest, world without end.
Amen.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to reward with eternal life,
all those who do us good for Thy name’s sake.
Amen.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

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