Table Graces –
Invite everyone to join in on the words ͞thank you.͟ Let us join hands and hearts and give thanks. (You can hold hands around the table, if it feels comfortable.)
Think of all the people who worked in the fields, who moved the food to our stores, and who prepared this food. For their labors we say… ͞thank you.͟ For the power of the sun and the rain we sing…. ͞thank you͟ For the friends here who join us at this table we whisper…. ͞thank you,͟ For all the good things in our lives we shout…. ͞THANK YOU!͟ Amen and Blessed Be
– Leah Purcell
From Sunday and Every Day, My Little Book of Unitarian Universalism God we think you for this food,
For rest and home and all things good,
For wind and sun and rain above
But most of all for those we love.
Earth who gives to us this food
Sun who makes it ripe and good,
Dear Earth, Dear Sun, by you we live
To you our loving thanks we give.
Goddess bless this food you have given me
Let it be filled with your divine energy
So that I will be healthy
And live a long and happy life.
Goddess Bless! Blessed Be!
– Sirona Knight
A circle of friends is a blessed thing.
Sweet is the breaking of bread with friends.
For the honor and the presence at our table
We are deeply grateful.
Be our guest,
Dine with us.
Share our bread.
That our table might be blessed
And our souls fed.
– Gary Kowalski
Let us bless the source of life
That brings forth bread from the earth
– Jewish Blessing
The silver rain, the shining sun,
The field where scarlet poppies run,
And all the ripples of the wheat
Are in the foods that we do eat.
So when we sit for every meal and
Say our grace we always feel
That we are eating rain and sun
And fields where scarlet poppies run.
– Shaker Blessing
Bless our food,
Bless our friends
Come Spirit be with us
May our hearts fill with peace.
Let your presence surround us
Spirit of Love may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless our food
Bless our friends
Bless our lives forever.
– Jan Evans-Tiller