Mindfulness Mini – Mealtime Prayer

Taking a moment to express gratitude for the food on our plates and to acknowledge all the efforts that brought it to our plates is a humbling way to be mindful. If I don’t feel too conspicuous, I like to hold my hands over my food as I say this blessing out loud. If that feels too intimate for my surroundings, I simply say this prayer in my head before I eat.

God, Goddess
Thank you for this food,
Bless this food,
Bless the people, animals, insects, earth and water that provided it,
Bless this food as nutrients and fuel to my body.
Amen.

5 thoughts on “Mindfulness Mini – Mealtime Prayer

  1. I like saying Grace before eating and don’t usually recite anything but I did grow up with a grace that I still remember. I prefer to sing Grace and I know a couple that are fun, and light – one that actually involves snapping my fingers to the beat. πŸ™‚ My favorite is Johnny Appleseed – Oh the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord, for giving me, the things I need, the sun, and the rain, and the appleseed. The Lord is good to me. Amen, – it has a nice light rhythm also. I hope you like it, sorry you couldn’t hear the beat.

    1. Thank you for the vocabulary! I had to look up Awen. If anyone else doesn’t know, here it is: Awen is a Welsh, Cornish and Breton word for ” inspiration”. In the Welsh tradition, awen is the inspiration of the poet bards; or, in its personification, Awen is the inspirational muse of creative artists in general: the inspired individual is described as an awenydd.

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