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Say Your Grace

Updated on September 26, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Say Your Grace
Say Your Grace

What is Grace?

What does it mean when you say a grace before meal? Well in the world of Christianity, Grace has many meanings. Let's look at a few:

"Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.”(B.B. Warfield)

“Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.”(John Stott)

“[Grace] is God reaching downward to people who are in rebellion against Him.”(Jerry Bridges)

“Grace is unconditional love toward a person who does not deserve it.” (Paul Zahl)

But what does a grace before meal really means. From all what I have read and understood from the concept of saying Grace before meals. It means to acknowledge the creator and the provider who has given unto us unconditionally. Whatever Christians believe God has given unto them which they are unworthy of is Grace from God.

Food is given to us from God unto humanity who is not worthy. Hence we have to deeply thank God for his grace and mercy in providing us a meal.

Let's Say Grace

1.

God is good

God is great

Let us thank him for this food

Amen.


2.

Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts

which we are about to receive from Thy bounty,

through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


3.

Lord Jesus, our brother, We praise You for saving us. Bless us in Your love As we gather in your Name, and bless this meal that we share.
Jesus, we praise you for ever.
Amen.


4.

Dear Father.

Thank you for this gracious meal prepared.

Bless the hand of the provider and the prepare.

Amen.


5.

Thank you O Lord

The Provider and carer

Bless this food that we are about to consume

in the name the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


A grace is not set in stone as it is just a prayer thanking God for his provision. You can go a head and create your own grace to say before mealtime.

© 2018 Clive Williams

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      14 months ago from Jamaica

      true words flourish

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      14 months ago from USA

      Even though my family is not religious, for years we said grace as a family before eating. It was a brief appreciation to the universe for the meal before us, including the hands that tended the fields, worked to earn the money to buy the food and prepared the meal with love, the animals’ lives that were given in nourishment. We no longer do it and I miss it. Let us take nothing for granted.

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