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.

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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