We always said grace; taking turns,
For what we are about to receive may the Lord make us truly grateful Amen.
I can't say that as a child I was truly grateful for every meal, but I do look back with nostalgia at the family discussions, with no TV running, every evening, without fail.
Lately I have been feeling truly blessed by the fact that I do have enough good wholesome food to eat, and have been making a point to silently give thanks before every meal. A minute too, thinking about those less fortunate can make me more aware of different ways I can help the many hungry poor in this world.
I have learnt some wonderful grace's over the years:
God is great
God is good,
let us thank Him for our food.
thank you for the world so sweet
thank you for the food we eat
thank you for the birds that sing
thank you God for everything.
and this is my favourite,
God we thank you for our food,
for rest and home and all things good
for wind and rain and sun above
but most of all for those we love.
There is a wonderful collection here:
Do you say grace, or have a moment of gratitude before a meal?