Grace After Meals
We give You thanks, Almighty God,
For these and for all Your blessings;
You who live and reign,
Forever and ever.
Grace Before Meals
Father of us all,
This meal is a sign of Your love for us:
Bless us and bless our food,
And help us to give you glory each day
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Catholic Thanksgiving Prayer
Father in Heaven, Creator of all and
source of all goodness and love,
please look kindly upon us and
receive our heartfelt gratitude
in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings.
You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal:
Our faith and religious heritage.
Our food and shelter, our health,
the love we have for one another,
Our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity,
please grant us continued graces and
blessing throughout the coming
This we ask in the Name of Jesus,
Your Son and our Brother.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
O God, when I have food,
Help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
Help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home,
Help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain,
Help me to remember those who suffer;
Help me to destroy my complacency
And bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help,
By word and deed, those who cry out
For what we take for granted.
Samuel F. Pugh