do you pray before taking your meal?

Philippines
July 25, 2007 12:44am CST
yeah...we do...thanking God for his blessing.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
25 Jul 07
we do that too, say grace before our meal. One time my daughter ask, "mommy, why we have to say grace?" I told her taht we thank God for the food and ask God to bless the food that we gonna eat." And she answer " but mom, you're the one that buy it in the store and cook it." LOL...kids, you'll never know what they gonna say
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• Philippines
25 Jul 07
I admire you because you are teaching your child to pray before every meal. I try to teach my child to pray, she is only two years old, but only before she goes to sleep. Children are so inquisitive. My child keeps asking questions. She would always ask WHY on almost everything. I know that is good, but there are times when I don't know the answer to all her questions.
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
yeah you're right...we have to tell them why we do those things...
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
for now...we are no longer practicing to pray before taking a meal...
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
oh?...not to late maybe you should practice it again...
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
yeah, you're right...it's not too late to start all over again....
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
We always never forget to pray before we take our meal. It's very important. Thanking God for all the bountiful blessings He has given to us.
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
Wow...that's a great one...thank you.
@fake_you (391)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
yeah, me too.. i got used to it, and i think that it's a good habit.
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
thanks for sharing.
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
25 Jul 07
Yes I do but I must admit that it is not all the time. I am truly very busy in the day and in the evenings, very rarely do I have the chance to sit and eat at all but when I do find the time and It is quiet I do pray and thank the lord for my blessings.
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
that's good then.
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
lately... due to exhaustion.... no
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
oh?...sad...but it's okey...hope you'll be fine then
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
Before, when I was a child. That is how my parents taught me. And also, I studied from elementary to college in a Catholic church. That is what they taught me at school. It is just too bad that I am not practicing that anymore. though deep in my heart, I am very thankful for all the blessings i am receiving. I guess I am just too busy now. I know that it should never be a reason to say a prayer to God. I guess that now that you reminded me that, I will try to do that. Thanks for reminding.
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
why?...so sad but you can still do it then...just pray even little I know God hears our prayer...
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
yes, I do pray before taking my meals, even taking my snacks, thanking God for the wondrous blessings He has given in my life. as it been said even chickens rise their heads up as they are drinking water, as if thanking God for the goodness in their lives, we humans are not supposed to give thanks to our maker. yes, I do pray before taking my meals.
@balasri (26553)
• India
29 Jul 07
No.
@dafnie (382)
• United States
28 Jul 07
since it's not something i grew up with, i've had to learn to do by myself. my parents do it sometimes on their own but not as a family. so sometimes i might forget but i'm working on it!
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
26 Jul 07
yes we do before dinner, my 5 year old son has everyone hold hands and he says grace
@larskie23 (867)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
its really important to make even a short prayer to whatever you do. specially before taking your meal. always thank the lord for the blessings you recieved each day.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
Yes even if my housemates don't. It's already an automatic action to me during meal time. Bowing my head alone infront of my food is already a sign of my respect to the blessings/grace that I'm going to receive. It's a good practice to be known by younger generation.