Dinner Prayers and Mealtime Blessings

Short and Simple Christian Prayers for Saying Grace

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These meal blessings are traditional Christian dinner prayers for saying grace at mealtimes. The prayers are short and simple, great for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or any dinner gathering.

Bless Us, O Lord

Bless us, O Lord,
And these Thy gifts
Which we are about to receive,
Through Thy bounty
Through Christ our Lord we pray.

--Traditional Catholic Prayer

We Give Our Thanks

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.


Truly Thankful

Lord, make us truly thankful for
these and all other blessings.
I ask this in Jesus Christ's name,


God Is Great

God is great!
God is good!
Let us thank Him
For our food.

-- Traditional

God Is Great (Extended Version)

God is great and God is good,
Let us thank Him for our food;
By His blessings we are fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.

-- Traditional

Give Us Grateful Hearts

Give us grateful hearts,
O Father, for all thy mercies,
And make us mindful
Of the needs of others;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

-- Book of Common Prayer

Make Us Grateful

For this and all we are about to receive,
Make us truly grateful, Lord.
Through Christ we pray.

-- Traditional

Bless, O Lord

Bless, O Lord,
This food to our use
And us to thy service,
And keep us ever mindful
Of the needs of others.
In Jesus' Name,

-- Traditional

God our Father, Lord and Savior

God our Father, Lord and Savior
Thank you for your love and favor
Bless this food and drink we pray
And all who shares with us today.


-- Traditional

Our Heavenly Father, Kind and Good

Our Heavenly Father, kind and good,
We thank Thee for our daily food.
We thank Thee for Thy love and care.
Be with us Lord, and hear our prayer.

-- Traditional

Moravian Dinner Prayer

Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts
Bestowed by Thee.

And bless our loved ones everywhere,
And keep them in Your loving care.

-- Traditional Moravian Prayer

Dinner Prayer Hymn

Lord, bless this food and grant that we
May thankful for thy mercies be;
Teach us to know by whom we're fed;
Bless us with Christ, the living bread.

Lord, make us thankful for our food,
Bless us with faith in Jesus' blood;
With bread of life our souls supply,
That we may live with Christ on high.

--Traditional Hymn

Humble Hearts

In a world where so many are hungry,
May we eat this food with humble hearts;
In a world where so many are lonely,
May we share this friendship with joyful hearts.


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