Do u pray during meals and why???????????

@avs189 (1030)
India
January 15, 2007 5:52pm CST
This question really seems pretty obvious but for me its more like enigmatic mystery yet to be resolved ....I do pray for meals along with my parents ,,,do u follow jsut as tradition for due to force of ur family members???Does any one knows reason why do we pray during meals??? All discusions would be rate but should be valid one..
9 responses
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
18 Jan 07
I think we pray during meals to thank god that he has given us the capability to earnand eat healty food. I personally dont pray during meals although i dont start my day without praying in the small temple in our house.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
18 Jan 07
Ya but is there any belief or mythological story behind it which makes us to pray after meals or jsut a ritual or tradition which forces to do so......
• United States
17 Jan 07
I pray at each meal, and during the day. I have a lot of faith and love for God. I pray at meals for the blessing to have food. I pray for other people's needs daily. I pray all the time, but it is from my heart, not a ritual prayer. I think that there are two ways to worship God: 1...Man made rules how and what to do for a religion to love God. 2...Faith alone. A personal relationship with our Father in heaven. That is the coarse I take. So, in all things I pray, good and bad. Total trust and love in Him. I hope I answered your question.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
17 Jan 07
ya i liked ur second point...which implies that faith is more important than what u do??whatevr u do?? unless u dont believe a particular thing ,there is no point in worshipping and following false traditions ,practises and customs....
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
when i was small, i would say I pray because its a family tradition to pray before meals. But when Im grown up and knew the true meaning of praying beore meals..i still pray..just a mere thank you Lord for the food we eat today is good enough. And its good to thank the Lord and be Grateful to HIm for giving you all the blessings.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
16 Jan 07
yes i agree with u that we should be thankful to God for whatevr he has given us and whatevr,we currently have we should be gr8 ful to him ,and nevr forget him .....including all times of joy and sorrow...
@umavarma1 (929)
• India
17 Jan 07
ya sometimes.
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@Citra1881 (528)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 07
i pray because i want to thank God of the fortune that He gives me. and it's also an "excuse" to remember Him. i'm trying to remember God as much as i can.. every single pulse of my hearts, if i can.
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@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
I only offer thanks during specific festivals and events. It probably would be a nice think to say thanks before every meal, but it make the people in the cafeteria stare a bit.
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@shiboleth (270)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I say Grace before meals. I think it is an important reminder of how much we have to be grateful for in our daily lives.
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• India
20 Jan 07
no not durring the meals but twice a day in the morning and before going to bed ..
• India
20 Jan 07
No, but should be given thanks to god who has blessed to have the meal this time...