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Grace at Mealtime

God is Grace, God is Good.
Let us thank God for this food. Amen.
 a brief grace with hand motions, as follows:
God bless us   (hands on head)
God bless the food   (hands aroud plate)
Amen   (hands folded)

 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."

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.
Johnny Appleseed's Prayer
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!
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.