Meal prayer: I have been remiss. I have enjoyed second helpings. I have tossed away remains. I have not remembered those who are hungry as I am filled.
“Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts…” is the tradition.
I am so very gifted.
I see colors and shapes.
I taste flavors.
I smell fragrance.
I feel warmth.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, snacks: I have known plenty.
I have known hunger. You have fed me in ways beyond the table.
Do not allow me to live without the nourishment and joy I need.
I will give thanks each time I eat today.