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12 Prayers To Show Thanks For Your Food



Our Father in Heaven,

We give thanks for the pleasure

Of gathering together for this occasion.

We give thanks for this food

Prepared by loving hands.

We give thanks for life,

The freedom to enjoy it all

And all other blessings.

As we partake of this food,

We pray for health and strength

To carry on and try to live as You would have us.

This we ask in the name of Christ,

Our Heavenly Father.

By Harry Jewell




Gracious Lord,

We thank you,

For the food

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We are about to receive,

For the nourishment

Of our bodies,

For Christ sake,



 "Give us this day our daily bread."  - Matthew 6:11



Heavenly Father,

We give thanks for all the provisons you have given us,

Bless this food,

And Bless our friends,

And family,

Who've come to dine with us today.




Dear Lord,

We have gathered together

to share

Good times,

Good conversation,

Good friends

Good food,

Which we thank you for all.



You are Mighty Lord,

And All Providing,

We thank you for this food you have given,

For nourishment

And delight,

We ask a special Blessing,

To those who have prepared this meal,

With Love and care.





Our Father,

Who art in Heaven,


From the beginning of time,

You have been our provider.

"The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven" Psalm 105:40

As such, we give you the most high praise for these bountiful blessings,

To nourish our bodies and our minds.


D. Alsup



Our Father who art in heaven,

This food of Thine,

You have given us,

We humbly receive.

Thank You Lord



Merciful Father in Heaven,

We praise Your Holy Name,

We Thank You for the food,

Which we are about to partake.

We ask You to fill ,

Each morsel,

With goodness for our

Minds, bodies and souls.




Our Father

We thank you,

For never a hungry day.

Give continueous special blessings to those who lovingly prepared this meal

And may we all enjoy it,

Always remembering where our blessings come from.


D. Alsup


The Less Fortunate


Dear Lord,

Thank You for this meal.

There are so many people who are hungry across the world,

But we are so blessed to be able to eat when we want

And to be able to chose what we want to eat.

Let us not forget how fortunate we are

And let us not forget the less fortunate.





"When you have eaten and you are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which he has given you. Deuteronomy 8:11

Grace Before Meat

Bless, O Lord, these thy gifts to our use and us to thy loving service, for Christ's sake.

(And Last but not Least)

For these and all his mercies God's holy Name be praised.

Please let us know how you liked this hub. Just had to add two additional prayers that came to mind.  If you have any prayers giving thanks for your food please share them with us here. Thanks for visiting our hub.

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BIGCSSHOP (author) on December 13, 2016:

Hello Jan,

Thank you so much. I am so honored you chose to use one of my prayers. To God be the glory!

Jan on October 04, 2016:

Thanks so much for your helpful prayers, I was asked to do the blessing at our woman's club meeting. I chose one of your prayers to say!

NOEL on September 30, 2016:


Praise Ugwu on February 17, 2016:

Awesome and helpful prayers. It is a sign of our submission to God and acknowledging that we belong to Him.

Fred on October 20, 2015:

I enjoyed each prayer and all of them had a wonderful message.

daman on June 23, 2015:

Thank you for those wonderful is so helpful and I like it.May God bless you always and forever for sharing it wit us..

Misganaw on June 22, 2015:

Thank you & God bless you for sharing with us those prayers. Love you in Christ!

123godprayer on April 18, 2015:


Frale15 on February 25, 2015:

Thank you for these prayers.. ☺

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 04, 2014:

God bless you, Ishwar, Angie QC, daphine and Adrian. Thank you all so much for your comments and Adrian, thank you for your prayer.

Adrian on November 03, 2014:

I give thanks to our Father with my family with the following prayer:

Precious Father, Dad, we thank you for the delicious food you have provided today and always will. Bless the hands that prepared them and thanks for being present with us as we partake of the food and drink and in declaring that we belong to you. In jesus name we ask.

Angie QC on July 29, 2014:

Thank you for these heartfelt prayer suggestions. As my children are getting older, I am teaching them to expand their prayers beyond the "God is Good, God is Great" prayer! Again, thank you!

Ishwar on July 24, 2014:

Thank you so much for the prayers

BIGCSSHOP (author) on January 11, 2014:

hi Renee and lynette, Thank you both so much for taking time out of your day to give kudos. God Bless you both. Have an outstanding New Year!

lynette on December 05, 2013:

thank you for such wonderful words of thanks

Renee on November 27, 2013:

I really love these prayers they are very very good and easy to remember thank you very much have a bless day

BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 19, 2013:

Hi PattyLin Caudill and martha, I thank you both so very much for leaving great words to share with others! God Bless you both!

martha on September 22, 2013:




PattyLin Caudill on September 14, 2013:

God is great, and God is good, And we thank him for our food; By his hand we all are fed; Give us, Lord, our daily bread.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on August 05, 2013:

Congrats on your wedding! Glad our prayers could help.

Edna on May 23, 2013:

You have no idea how frustrated I am. I am about to get married and I only know one prayer which my mom taught me when I was little. Thanks a lot!!!!! This is wonderful. God bless.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on May 02, 2013:

you are very welcome. thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. on March 11, 2013:

thank you so much for the prayers. It is very usable for our everyday life.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 20, 2012:

jc dahang, thanks!!!!!!!!!

jc dahang on November 01, 2012:


BIGCSSHOP (author) on September 05, 2012:

Thanks so much Larry Yani Thegreat, Rose, Mays Landing, NewJersey, jorge nardo, Ani joy, and all who took time to share a comment. May God Bless all of you richly in every way!!

Rose on July 11, 2012:

Thank u so very much for the prayers.

Mays Landing, New Jersey on June 28, 2012:

Thank you for the posting of the many prayers. It is most helpful to me as I prepare to do a public blessing of the food at an event.

Ani joy on April 17, 2012:

Thank you. i love this collection

BIGCSSHOP (author) on April 15, 2012:

Joel, Thank you sooooo much for using one of our prayers. It's a blessing to us and encourages us to continue to share more. God Bless You!

Joel on April 01, 2012:

I was asked to pray for the food this afternoon in my friend's birthday celebration. And my wife was impressed with my prayer - I used the first one :-)

Thanks for sharing...

BIGCSSHOP (author) on February 04, 2012:

Hi kermit, thanks for visiting, I'm so thankful our prayers were of help to you! Have an awesome New Year!

kermit on January 27, 2012:

It was very helpfulthank you very much and god bless

BIGCSSHOP (author) on January 22, 2012:

Hello lisa and vickie,I am so glad you both stopped by and enjoyed our hub. I thank God for both of you and pray that he will bless you both with riches overflowing Always!

vickie on January 18, 2012:

Thanks so much for the prayers, these are great!

lisa on January 14, 2012:

Thanks for the great prayers, I am going to combine a few lines from each of them when I bless my food.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on December 17, 2011:

Hi, hello, glad you liked our hub. Amber, Thank you so much for sharing this prayer with us. It's beautiful.

Amber on December 13, 2011:

DeAr our loving loyal and holy father thy thank you for all our food I know other people struggle for food but I'm glad I'm not one of them amen

hello on December 13, 2011:

i like it very much:).

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 27, 2011:

Hello Emelia Thuputlela, We appreciate you taking the time out to leave a comment, and we are so glad that the prayers we shared are of help to you.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on November 21, 2011:

Hi Anja, Thanks so much for visiting. Enjoy the Holiday season. Love in Christ

Anja on November 21, 2011:

Great prayers! thanks for sharing them.

Love in Christ


BIGCSSHOP (author) on October 09, 2011:

Thank you kringbarcelona for taking the time to leave a comment. Please feel free to share these prayers with your friends and family.

kringbarcelona on October 07, 2011:

it's beautiful web site to guide us in how to give thanks prayerfully .for our blessings and foods.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on February 07, 2011:

mary, Thank U so much for visiting. I'm glad you enjoyed the prayers. I enjoyed sharing them. Come back soon.

mary on February 05, 2011:

Great Thankful prayers! Thank U for taking your time and effort for us to enjoy and perhaps utilize.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on January 12, 2011:

Thanks jovelovely antonio sacare for visiting and sharing those powerful words.

jovelovely antonino sacare on January 09, 2011:

yah we really give thanks to our heavenly loving father

BIGCSSHOP (author) on April 03, 2010:

Thanks so much kaja_mel,

I'm so glad you liked the prayers so much you will be using them. Thanks again!

kaja_mel from Saraland, AL on April 01, 2010:

I love this collection. I intend to use it.

BIGCSSHOP (author) on March 07, 2010:

Thanks loriamoore,

Wow! I forgot about that one.

loriamoore on March 06, 2010:

What about the old, "God is Great, God is Good, Thank you Lord, for our Food." :-)

BIGCSSHOP (author) on March 02, 2010:


Thanks so much for visiting our hub. I'm so glad you enjoyed the prayers. My siblings and I use to recite a few of these prayers when we were children around our dinner table and at church.

Everyday_mom on February 28, 2010:

Its Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. The prayes are simple enough even for a child to memorize. Which is Great !

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