God in our waking, God in our speaking,
God in our cooking, God in our eating,
God in our playing, God in our digesting,
God in our working, God in our Resting.
When many are hungry, may we eat with humble hearts;A commonly found prayer: source Unknown
When many are lonely, may we share with joyful hearts.
I would encourage all readers to start each meal with a grace. I understand that it is commonly a religious aspect of eating, but it could be something else for you and your family. So, let’s consider some benefits:
- Bringing the family together at the start of the meal, around a table and even holding hands
- Slows us down and allows us pause to think and to be thankful
- Being thankful for food is important, some of us get to eat plenty but many in the world don’t
- It encourages us to remember that bringing food to the table is a community event, farming brings us food in the UK from different parts of the globe and remember all the Lidl, Aldi and Morrisons staff who work hard to provide us a meal
- It reminds us that we are dependant
- It reminds us that food is a gift instead of a commodity
- And for those who remember our Creator God, it reminds us that all has been provider by his gracious hand
Grace connects us as Christians with the meal Jesus gave us, the bread and wine and reminds us that all of this, is God’s.