Do You Always Pray Before You Eat?

Zaragoza, Spain
March 9, 2008 9:27am CST
Yes, i do pray before i eat, during breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc...I've been always doing that ever since i was 3 yrs.old...not only before i eat, but i also pray before i sleep at night...and whenever i woke up in the morning, the first thing that comes up in my mind is to pray and thank GOD for another beautiful day... I would say, i'm a prayerful person...i'm always praying to GOD and thanking HIM for all HIS wonderful and bountiful blessings in my life... GOD is really Great and Marvelous... HE is so merciful and so good all the time...i will always pray to GOD and be thankful for having HIM in my life... So, do you always pray before you eat? How often do you pray?
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32 responses
• India
10 Mar 08
yes it is good to pray before you eat, but prayer shouldnot have any time. you can pray anytime you want & what is most important is whether it is from inside your heart or not!
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• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful reply to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...yes, that's really true, praying should really comes from the heart...praying is really important in our lives, especially if it really comes from the heart, it's a way of thanking GOD for all HIS blessings, and it will bring us all closer to GOD...thanks really for sharing...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Yes I do pray before I eat and all in our family. Whether its in our house or in public, I take time to pray BEFORE I eat but most often, I forget to pray AFTER I eat. In hurried times I pray the usual, "Bless us of Lord for the grace that we are about to eat from thy bounty..." but when I have the luxury of time, I pray a personal prayer coming from my heart. I do it in silence thanking for blessing of the food that will nourish me/us and thanking God also for the people and bless them who prepared the food. I beleive that having the food to eat at any time of the day is a very blessing itself so we should have to thank God for it.
• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i'm blessed to know that you and your family are always praying to GOD...it's really good to know that you do pray a personal prayer coming from your heart...that's really good to know...good for you...yes, that's really true, having the food to eat is a very blessing from GOD, so we should always be thankful to GOD... GOD is so good and sop merciful... HE is so Marvelous...let's pray and thank GOD always...to GOD be all the Glory...thanks really for sharing...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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• Philippines
12 Mar 08
You are most welcome Angeljenn. Bless you and your family too and keep saying grace before and after meal!
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• Zaragoza, Spain
12 Mar 08
Thank you gabrielle47...thanks really for all your kind thoughts...thank you so much...keep on praying, trusting, and believing GOD... HE will never fails, HE will never leave you, nor forsake you...to GOD be all the Glory...have a beautiful, blessed day to U...may GOD shower U & UR family with so much blessings, good life, happiness, lots of love, and with good health, today and always!!!
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@zozeman (56)
15 Mar 08
I also pray before I eat, I pray before I sleep, and I pray whenever I have some problems, I share them with God, and He is so good and wonderful because he answers my prayers, forgives me whenever I fall in sin, and I thank HIM for giving His life for me on the cross.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
15 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...well, that's really good to hear...i'm blessed to know that you do pray to GOD always...good for you...yes, let's thank our LORD JESUS CHRIST for offering HIS life for us on the cross...praying is a way of thanking GOD for all HIS great blessings and it's a way of bringing us all closer to GOD...yes, GOD is so Great and so Merciful...to GOD be all the Glory...we should all not forget to share our time with JESUS, because HE never hesitated sharing HIS life for all of us...keep on praying and thanking GOD...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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@merchil (47)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
yes i alwys pray everytime i ate food..thtas the sign of gods blessings
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• Zaragoza, Spain
14 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks really for having a care to share your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...that's really good to know, that you always pray...good for you...i'm so blessed to hear that...yes, we should all thank GOD for all HIS great blessings in our lives...praying is really important in our lives, it's a way of thanking GOD, and bringing us all closer to HIM...let's all pray and thank GOD for all HIS blessings... HE is so good and so merciful...let's praise HIM...thanks really for sharing...keep on praying and thanking GOD...to GOD be all the Glory...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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• United States
14 Mar 08
My family and I pray before we eat all meals. We also have taught the kids to pray when they get up and before they go to bed.
• Zaragoza, Spain
14 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i'm really blessed to know that you and your family do pray before eating meals...good for you...and it's really good to know that you have also taught your kids to pray when they get up and before going to bed...that's really good...like what my parents have thought to me and my brother when we were still kids...praying is really important in our lives...we should all thank GOD for all the blessings in our lives...let's all put GOD in the center of our lives...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Honestly, I am not praying before I do anything. I pray only at the church service. I know I'm not a very good Christian but praying did not became a part of my daily routine. Though I'm active in the church service, I'm not always praying. I hope it would eventually get into my routine so that I could change and become a better person.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your good thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...well, that's ok, you're just being honest...honesty is a good thing...but i'm blessed to know that you're gonna change and make praying as your daily routine...good for you...yes, it will make you a better person, bringing you more closer to GOD...praying is really important in our lives, it's a way of thanking GOD for all HIS wonderful blessings in our lives...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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@yibamao (74)
• China
19 Mar 08
oh i have never done,maybe because i dont think i should pary.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
20 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your views to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i really do respect your views and opinions regarding praying...we all have different views, aspects, beliefs, and opinions...and i really do respect that...well, as for me, praying is really important in our lives...it brings us all more closer to GOD...it's a way of thanking and praising GOD for all HIS kindness, mercy, graces, and lots of blessings in all our lives...let's all not forget to share time with our LORD JESUS CHRIST, because HE never hesitated sharing HIS life for all of us...to GOD be all the Glory...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
• New Zealand
17 Mar 08
Hi there. I pray by word of mouth and pray by text. I know that's a strange way to pray but that's just my way. It's my choice of how I pray and if someone don't like this way then it's their choice to not like it cos it's just the way I can feel a connection and so I do it this way sometimes. I don't do it all the time but I do sometimes. Catch ya later.
• Zaragoza, Spain
17 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful response...i really do appreciate it...that's ok, as long as you're praying to GOD...good for you...it doesn't really matter how the way we pray, what's important is that we thank and pray to GOD always... GOD hears our prayers... HE is so merciful and so good all the time...praying is really important in our lives...it's a way of thanking GOD for all HIS great blessings in our lives...it also brings us all closer to GOD...keep on praying and thanking GOD...to GOD be all the Glory...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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• Canada
16 Mar 08
I always pray before I eat. I neer pray outloud, always silently. It is between me, and God, not between me and the rest of the world. It's enough for me to pray and for God to hear it, not for everyone else to hear it.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
16 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful response to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i'm really blessed to know that you do pray always...good for you...yes, that's really true, when you pray, it's between you and GOD...yes, GOD hears our prayers, so we really don't need to pray outloud...praying with all our hearts is really a good thing... GOD answers prayers...praying is really important in our lives...it's a way of thanking GOD and it brings us all more closer to GOD...thanks really for sharing...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar 08
I always pray to God for each and every moment of my life, which I have got due to HIS grace and kindliness only. It is because of great God that we are here in this world and we are breathing every moment.......so I shall ever remain greatful to great God.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
27 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...wow, you just gave a beautiful response...i'm blessed to know that you do pray always to GOD for each and every moment of your life...yes, it's really true, we should thank GOD every moment of our lives...we should thank GOD because we can all still breathe the air and we can still open our eyes and behold all HIS beautiful creations...yeah, we should always feel grateful to our Almighty GOD... GOD is really so good and so merciful...to GOD be all the praises and Glory...thanks really for sharing...keep on thanking and praising GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
27 Mar 08
Yes, I fully agree with your views. It is God who helps us to be friends with each other. Have a great day!
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• Zaragoza, Spain
27 Mar 08
Thank you...yes, thank GOD because we became friends here on MyLot...i'm blessed to have a good friend like U...have a great day to U too...may GOD shower U & UR family with so much blessings, good life, happiness, lots of love, and with good health, today and always!!!
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes, in fact I do. In the family, we do it. A short prayer actually. It goes: "Thank you Lord for this _____ (breakfast, lunch or dinner), Amen." That's it. Short phrase. Big words. I know God hears it. It's our way of thanking him not only for the food I guess, but for the company in the table.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
8 Apr 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...wow, i'm really blessed to know that you do pray always...good for you...yes, GOD hears every prayer, i do believe above that even above the storm, the smallest prayer will still be heard... GOD hears all our prayers and HE do answers prayers...just believe and have faith...anything can happen if you just believe...praying is realy important in our lives, it's a way of thanking GOD for all HID beautiful blessings in our lives, and it brings us all closer to GOD...keep on praying and thanking GOD...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
• India
28 Mar 08
to be more frank and more precise i do not pray before eating.. its bcs im not practiced to it...
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• Zaragoza, Spain
28 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your good reply to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...that's ok, we all have different views, beliefs, practices, opinions, etc., and i really do respect that...i really do respect your views and opinions...but allow me to share to you my views, for me, praying is really important in our lives because it's a way of thanking GOD for all HIS beautiful blessings, HIS wonderful kindness, and graces in our lives...it's a way of getting more closer with GOD too...thanks really for sharing... GOD is so good and so merciful, to GOD be all the praises and Glory...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@tjades (3591)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 08
I am sure that I do not always pray before eating but I am also sure that sometimes I do so without even realizing. Like you I learnt to automatically pray about things from the days of childhood. The troubling thing is that sometimes I find myself just leaving that part of me on auto instead of pausing to do it from the heart. Too often I find myself repeating the same prayer with no new dimensions to it. To me that makes no sense at all as everyday brings with it a new experience. I really ought to get down to business here. Still I have learnt to love and respect that attitude I developed of praying automatically. Sometimes when I catch myself praying I cant help but smile.
• Zaragoza, Spain
22 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for having a care to share your beautiful reply to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...that's really good to know...that's really ok, atleast, you do pray, good for you...yes, praying should really comes from the heart...i'm blessed to know that you have learned to love and respect developed of praying automatically...praying is really important in our lives...it's a way of thanking and praising GOD for all HIS wonderful blessings in our lives...it brings us all more closer to GOD...have a blessed, beautiful day to U...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed Holy Week...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@mvpriyank (408)
• India
21 Mar 08
ya angeljenn i do pray to god every time i eat. Even while praying i say thanks to all the man, material and equipment which has helped in preparing this food. And i even pray b4 sleeping and after waking also as we are living our lives by god's grace only.. Happy Earnings!!
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• Zaragoza, Spain
22 Mar 08
hello there to U mvpriyank...thanks for sharing your beautiful response to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i'm really blessed to know that you do pray always...yes, praying is a way of thanking to GOD for all the good and great blessings in our lives that HE has given...it brings us all closer with GOD...yes, that's very true, we live under GOD's graces...to GOD be all the Glory...have a beautiful, blessed day to U...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed Holy Week...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
• United States
10 Mar 08
yes, I do! I don't think we can ever thank him enough for the things he provides each day. I've been doing this since I can remember it's something that is just a part of my life. My kids have been doing it since they were just tiny.. we don't do long, loud prayers and really try not to be noticed when eating out but sometimes we are noticed... one gentleman came to our table at a restaurant and said "It's so good to see a whole family who still prays together.. and I just wanted to let you know that it blessed me to see you praying before digging in to your food." and then he walked away. I suppose people notice more than ya think. My sister is notorious for bringing strangers (her friends) to our family get together's... and my parents know that my family prays before a meal, as they do too.. no matter who is there.. and I have sensed that some of my sister's friends seemed to be bothered by our praying. oh well.. can't please everyone.. I guess! lol!
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• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful story to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...yes, that's really true, we can't thank GOD enough for all HIS beautiful blessings in our lives...i'm really blessed to know that you and your whole family is praying and that it became a part of your life...that's really good to hear...and it's good to know that your kids do pray too...i hope and pray that your sister will soon be praying and thankful for all of GOD's blessings in her life...yes, that's really true, we can't please anyone, that's just life...but we should always trust GOD and stay with HIM forever...obeying all HIS commandments...thanks really for sharing...keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Mar 08
i do always pray when ever i find time to do it even when i am traveling...all our moves should be we are always thankful to god...time is not the problem because anywhere at anytime you can do praying...
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• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...i'm blessed to know that you do always pray to GOD...yes, it's true, all our moves should be we are always thankful to GOD...yes, time is not the problem because anywhere at anytime we can all pray to our GOD Almighty...praying is a way of thanking GOD and it brings us all closer to GOD...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Yes, I pray before every meals. I've been doing that since I was a kid. I don't know how young I was then. My parents thought all of us (my siblings & I) to pray. Though I can say that I'm not so religious, I still don't forget to always pray. It's my way of talking to God, thanking Him for all the blessings He's been giving to me, for all the things I have, for my friends and for anything I can think of.
• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful reply to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...that's really good to hear, that you've been doing that since you were still a kid, like i am...i'm blessed to know that your parents taught you and your siblings to pray, like what my parents did to me and my brother...i'm blessed to know that you don't forget to pray always to GOD, good for you...yes, it's a way of talking to GOD, thanking HIM for all the blessings in our lives, it also brings us closer to HIM...thanks really for sharing...always keep on praying and thanking GOD...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
That is the right thing to do and it's a commandment from God that you are following. Being grateful to the lord is a way of true Christians. Psalms 92:1; As an example, the prophet, Daniel prayed 3 times a day. Daniel 6:10,13. Whether we are happy or sad, we have to pray and remember the Lord in everything we do. 1 Corinthians 10:31. I am happy to see that among the many posts here that do not think about God and some of those are even against God, a few people still post good stuff like what you did. Yes I also pray before I eat and before and after I sleep.
• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful response to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...wow, i'm really blessed to know that you're reading the BIBLE...i'm always reading the BIBLE too...it's a good thing that you do too...yes, it's a Commandment from GOD...praying is really important in our lives, it brings us closer to GOD...it's a way of thanking GOD for all HIS wonderful blessings in our lives...it's really good also, that we put GOD in the center of our lives...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
10 Mar 08
Actually i should be praying everday before eating food,but i pray sometimes before eating food.We need to pray to god for the food he has given us.and pray that the food gives health to the body.From now on i'll make it a habit to pray everyday before food.
• Zaragoza, Spain
11 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i really do appreciate it...yes, praying is really important and really good...yeah, it's true, we need to pray to GOD for the food that HE has given us, and for all the blessings...i'm blessed to know that you're gonna make it a habit, good for you...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
• United States
10 Mar 08
Yes I do, actually my family and I pray before we eat. And I also train my children to pray before we eat as well as before they go to bed. As a believer of Christ, it's very important practice to pray to God for everything that He has given us as well as the things that He has done to our lives. Honestly,there are times that I get lazy to pray, so please for me. But I always thank God for the good things and not so good things that happened into my life, because I believe that He has reasons for everything.
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• Zaragoza, Spain
10 Mar 08
hello there to U...thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts to my discussion...i'm blessed to know that you and your family do pray before you all eat...and that you also trained your children to pray, teaching them to be closer to GOD, and be thankful for all HIS blessings...yes, i truly agree, it's really important to pray...yes, we should always be thankful to GOD even in all adversities in our lives...yes, it's true, GOD has a purpose and plans for all of us...there are reasons behind all things...let's praise GOD for all HIS beautiful works...thanks really for sharing...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!