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Dinner Prayers with Hubs

My husband is not the most religious man. I try to get him involved with faith, and the easiest way to do this is by having him say a quick prayer before dinner. He usually says the same thing every night (which is fine with me):

Dear Lord, Bless this food and the hands that prepared it. Amen.

I would like him to be a little more into it. Somedays he thanks God for more blessings than just the food, but usually this is it.

Today, we had a fight about him messing with stuff in the kitchen he shouldn’t be – moving things around on me and constantly putting things back in the fridge that I had sitting out for specific reasons. One of those foolish, hormone induced arguments.

Tonight for our dinner time prayer he went with his usual and for some reason (hormones) I said “Is that all you’ve got, really?” So, he changed it and had me laughing, because he loves me and knows I don’t mean the nastiness most of the time. His new prayer:

Dear Lord, Bless this food and the hands that prepared it. Forgive those who trespass in the kitchen. Amen. 

I love that man!

INSPIRE us friends! What are some of your mealtime prayers? Do you “wing it” or do you have set prayers?

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  1. I grew up Jewish so of course there are the more ritual blessings over the food but I prefer the songs we used to sing at our summer camp as grace over meals. They’re something I plan to institute when I have a family (partially so my future girls know them when its time for them to go to camp) and partially because I think they’re beautiful. This is the dinner prayer its from an LDS sight and is a little more chorally then a room full of girls at summer camp but you’ll get the idea (http://www.ldshymns.com/lds-hymns-151-175/160-softly-now-the-light-of-day). My personal favorite is the Lunch time prayer called the Wayfarer’s Grace http://www.users.ms11.net/~gsong/Graces/words/wayfar.html and while i’m link spamming you this is the breakfast prayer. http://www.gsong.ms11.net/Graces/words/newday.html

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  2. I’m so glad to know that someone else is dealing with this. I had to laugh at your husband’s final prayer- it made me think of a similar spat with my husband- he never puts things away! God bless him for being understanding when those hormones rage… 😉

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