Do you pray before your meal?

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Prayer, changes things!
Philippines
August 14, 2007 12:15pm CST
My husband and I pray before we have our meal. We thank the Lord for His provisions, for not allowing us to skip a single meal, for tyhe good health and life that we enjoy...What about you? do you also pray before you eat?
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
16 Aug 07
Unfortunately, this is a very good habit that I have yet to form. I am ashamed to admit that I do not pray before every meal.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Since I have gone back to church I have done so. I used to pray before every meal, but when I left the church I quit doing it and now I have started doing it again. I know I should thank the Lord for his provisions regardless but I got out of the habit of doing so, now I try harder to make it a point to do this.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
During friends gathering or normal dinner my christian friends do saying prayers before taking meal. Though I am not a christian I will remain quiet and respectfully until they have finished praying. Then we enjoy our meal happily and amicably. Personally I believe this is a good practice as we usually express our gratitude towards somebody who is kind, caring and provides much benefits and fortune for us.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
yes i pray before meals, and i do a silent one when we are going to eat outside. i even taught my kids to pray before meals since they were kids.
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
That's commendable....
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
of course I thank God for the good food and for his presence always in my life.
• Canada
16 Aug 07
we to pray before each meal,to thank him for what He has given us and for what he will give.God is a blessing in our lives,he will never forsake us or leave us. God bless
• India
15 Aug 07
I usually don't i just take name of god thrice and thats over, i mean its not that important to pray praaying requires complete devotion and peace of mind
@rubygrace (649)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
yes! always my kid are leading our meal prayer before meal ,we train them how to pray before meal and going to bed.We thanks coz of the blessing that he gave and the strength.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
15 Aug 07
Definitely, regularly, We thank God for the food He has given us as well the health to enjoy it and digest it. With each meal He gives us strength to do our daily work, satisfaction and enjoyment. He has made so many different types of things to eat to suit each mood and personal taste. These are just a few things for which we should thank Him.
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
I don't have a husband now but I do teach my children to pray before meal or if we ate individually coz sometimes they are in school in times of lunch I told them always say a little thanks for the blessing and food that we have eaten.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I pray when I pick plants from my garden or gather wild food. I thank the plants for coming to me. I thank the Great Spirit and Mother Earth for providing them for me. I tell the plant that I am picking it for food, medicine, dye, soap, or whatever. I give part of me (a stand of hair) for part of the plant, an exchange. If I am with others who pray before the meal, then I pray before the meal. But I like most to pray before I take the life of something so that it knows it will not be dying in vain. Ideally, someday, almost all my food will be gathered. But there isn't any selenium in our soil, so I will still have to buy vitamins or get a heavy source of selenium from somewhere else.