Do you pray before eating?

Philippines
August 16, 2010 4:00pm CST
Here in our country almost all people here pray before eating every meals. How about in your country? Did you pray before eating?
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11 responses
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
We always pray before we eat. It has always been like that since we were young and its like a sin if you are not going to pray before we eat. Its a necessary thing to give grace to God and thanks him of the blessings before eating the food on the table.
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
Thats a good example to the people surround you p3ks626 that you pray before you eat. That is also we did every time we receive blessings in our life. We need to be thankful for it. thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead Godbless
@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
i do.. i pray at all times for the blessings i received from God.. I thank him and i always see to it that i whisper a short thank you before eating.., it's my way of staying close to him..=)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
Yeah.As an individual we must need to pray every time in our daily lives to give thanks to the LORD that He gave us good health and most especially HE gave us blessings that we survive in everyday life. thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead Godbless
@mareeh (266)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
yes, I pray before I eat. We even have a prayer after eating but I don't do that.
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
that's a good example you made. As a christian it is recommended to pray and thanks for the blessings we receive before eating and that's our trend. my parents teach me about it when I was a little kid. Thanks for sharing your comments here and have a nice day always. Godbless
@Galena (9124)
17 Aug 10
no, but I always take a moment to think about where the food comes from. if there's meat I am grateful for the animal that gave it's life, and appreciate the significant of the fact I am eating the flesh of something that once lived, so I must not let it go to waste. I think of the farm workers that put their hard work and energy into producing the vegetables. all things come from the efforts of others. the lives and energy of others. I don't take this lightly. I care about the living conditions of any animals involved, be they raised for meat or laying eggs. I care about working conditions for the human producers of my food. taking this time to think about the foods origins reminds me of how important this is, and connects me with my food.
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Well, Galena this is your choice that you never pray before eating. It's okay and I respect you because you are telling your opinion here. Now I know that there's lot of people who didn't pray and give thanks to the one who made us the blessings we receive in everyday of our lives. Thanks for sharing your comments here and have a nice day always. Godbless
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 10
Hi, For me, I never pray before eat. I don't have this habit. Maybe I guess since young, I am not trained to pray before eat. But I know ,most christian people will pray before eat. For me, I will go to temple to pray once while.
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Hello shia88. I'm to shocked while reading your response here because I thought that all people must pray before eating but I like you because you are true to yourself and telling that you didn't pray when you eat meal. So, thats your own philosophy in life and we cannot force you to change it. But, im happy also that you pray when you are in your temple so meaning you know how to pray. Thanks for sharing your comments here and have a nice day always. Godbless
@rodlar33 (116)
• El Salvador
17 Aug 10
I don't. I never pray...
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
why? you don't thanks for the blessing you received? or that's your religion to don't pray and give thanks. Well,if that's your preferences and like I respect you opinion. thanks for sharing your comments here and have a nice day ahead Godbless
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Yeah most families in my country are Roman Catholic and it's being taught to give thanks for the blessings we received daily, the food we eat. But I also give thanks after I eat because I'm full and the food was really delicious :-)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
that's a good way to show our thankfulness to HIM through prayer. Even if we have different religion as long as we know how to thanks for the blessings we get still it is a good way. thanks for sharing your comments here and have a nice day ahead Godbless
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
16 Aug 10
Yes....and my son and his family do too...so when we are together that's what we do first...
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
thats our responsibility being a human even if we have different in faith. we better pray always and thats a sign also that we love HIM more than anything else. Thanks for sharing you comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
16 Aug 10
My religion teaches to always pray before doing anything. So I always pray before eating, pray a sign of gratitude has been given a fortune, in the form of food.
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
You are right indahfth. As a catholic we need to pray first before we eat because its a time to thanks God for the blessings we have and gave us another chaqnce that we can eat everyday. Thanks for sharing you comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless.
@mauie0918 (339)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Of course, just to say thank you and grace!
@anjap3t3 (25)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
When I was a kid, I could clearly remember that we kids would be taking turns in praying before meals. Sadly it has changed. We became busy as we grow older and acquired work and we seldom eat together already so honestly, nowadays I seldom pray before meals.