Do you pray everytime you eat?

United States
February 7, 2007 5:38pm CST
I used to growing up because that is how I was raised. Than I as I got older I just slowly stopped doing it. But I really want to start again with my own family. It's always nice to let God know that we are thankful for the things he gives us every day, even the job that he helps us get to buy the food to make the meals we eat everyday.
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@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Feb 07
Yes, just like we were brought up by our parents in praying. All members were gathered in the dining table and pray first before eating. But now, it's like we take it for granted. Honestly, I also think praying and thanking God for His sustenance is a very healthy way to live life. No matter what happens, we always let God knows that we're grateful for everything.
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• United Arab Emirates
27 Mar 07
Thanks for the best response. May God continue to bless us all! Have a nice day.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I pray every time I eat. I don't care if I am at home or if I am in public. I feel like I should thank God for everything that He has given me.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
I've heard it said that prayer sanctifies your food to your body. Gratitude actually helps one to see how much we really do have, doesn't it?
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
28 Mar 07
We only pray before meals when my step-daughter is visiting for the weekend. It is a tradition that her Mother enforces so we do to. Yes I think it is important to thank God for the things that he has given you, but I do that in my own way which does not include meal time. If that makes any sense.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
23 Feb 07
Yes I pray every time before I partake of a meal. Not only because I have been doing it since young but I really am thankful for God's faithfulness in providing my daily shelther and food. I dare not take it for granted because I do not have a stable income. So I trust God for each day's provision. You have a good day!
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Grade school years was spent in a Catholic School where we were trained to observe Catholic practices. We were taught to pray before every meal, to hear mass every Sunday and during first Friday, pray before going to sleep, etc. So yes, I pray before meals. Even in my family, we observe this practice. And I'm planning to continue this practice when I have my own family.
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@aquarian9 (548)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
I will if in the presence of someone who initates saying of grace. I am respectful, bowing my head and saying amen. This is an old world custom of giving thanks that your crops didn't fail and that hunts were successful. Other wise had things gone sour, severe hardship followed and it was thought God was angry or was punishing. Today we don't have those concerns. Not even farmers, who have high tech scientific means of forecasting and saving crops.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
8 Feb 07
After taking bath in the morning, I pray god for 10 minutes and it will happen only next day morning. Not at each time when I want to eat food.
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@guito2005 (175)
• Portugal
7 Feb 07
just when i'm with my church group. i the rest of the cases i don't
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