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Grace at Mealtime

 SPOKEN
 
God is Grace, God is Good.
Let us thank God for this food. Amen.
 
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 a brief grace with hand motions, as follows:
God bless us   (hands on head)
God bless the food   (hands aroud plate)
Amen   (hands folded)
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 Bless, O Lord, this food to our use and us to thy service, and keep us ever mindful of the needs of others*. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

*can be changed (especially after a difficult day) to "...ever mindful of the needs of mothers."

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SUNG
 
sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:
 
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.
 
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Johnny Appleseed's Prayer
 
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
The Lord is good to me
and so I thank the Lord
for giving me the things I need
the sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.
Johnny Appleseed-Amen!
 
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sung to the tune Tallis Cannon

Be present at our table, Lord
Be here and everywhere adored
Thy mercies bless and grant that we
May strengthened for thy service be.



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