Praying a prayer to bless food and meals is an essential custom in families when doing so before starting a meal. It is a tradition that goes back many years. Even some schools are teaching these prayers to children.
They are a form of gratitude to God because they give us the strength to go out and work and to have something to put on the table. It also provides us with the knowledge to cook them and a family to share.
In case you don’t have your family around, you should still pray. In this way, pray to God to bless food and meals so that nothing is missing for anyone, and thank you for what you have.
Prayer before meals
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
We thank you, Lord, for the meal we are about to have. It will sustain us by giving our body, strength, and happiness for the mind.
You, who by the abundance and richness of Your gifts, feed all living beings, be they human or animal, we thank You for preserving the health and life of these bodies.
May the food also serve to give us the disposition to serve the weakest, those who have nothing, those who need help, so that we may serve you, my Father, living in constant communion with our brothers and sisters and with you, as the Lord and the world deserve.
Praise our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer thank you for the food we eat
Jesus, bless this meal so that all the members of this family may share this food. May this table of God and the food you have given us, which we are about to eat, benefit us in health, soul, and spirit.
Also, may all the people who did not eat today receive some food in some way.
God, we are grateful to share the food in our mouths today. Also, we ask you to continue providing for us so that we can share it with our family.
Likewise, we ask you to give us our daily bread so that we may all enjoy it together at this table. And that no family will ever be without work and food.
Prayer to bless food
Lord, we ask You to bless this food we are about to take, and the people who are in our midst.
Bless the bread that quenches our hunger and the water that quenches our thirst; they are the sources of our strength, well-being, and salvation.
We ask for your grace to continue working and bringing food home. Do not let any harm happen to the people who struggle to get this food.
We ask for excellent health, protection, and blessings for every member of this family.
Please help all your children who need to work and bring food into their homes. We praise and thank you for the blessings before us today, and we ask that at no time should we be lacking.
We look forward to your watchfulness and transmitting your infinite graces and energies and to enlighten us in the virtues and in the steps along the right path to acquire these delicious inputs daily.
Do not allow them to be absent, that we may have a reserve, and bless each of the people who will consume them. In addition to giving thanks, we ask that you allow us to have personal contact and eradicate them as a family.
We value these gifts that you offer us, and we ask that you continue to maintain the happiness and tranquility of having them every day. In the same way, we pray for all the people who do not have the blessing of having them at their table.
Jesus, bless the food we have, and all the people we meet in it. Bless the hands of the person who made them, and worked to bring them into this house.
Also, we ask you to bless all the hands that have been in charge of cultivating and working on this food so that we can have them here today.
We praise and thank you in your word, from the bottom of our hearts, for allowing us to have the blessing of being fortunate and having the daily bread.
We hope that you will continue to watch us with pitying eyes and that we will always have plenty of food and drink in this house. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy this blessing as a family.
Thank you for loving us and being the source of our health, unity, and happiness.
We prayed these words of faith to the Blessed Sacrament with much gratitude and joy that, one more day, filled us with His blessings and love. We are aware of his infinite love and goodness in our hearts.
Almighty, as we connect and pour these blessings into our home, we sincerely ask you to favor all people.
Give strength to those most in need, give wisdom for work, and bless the hands that work for food for their families.