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Mealtime Prayers

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Before the Midday Meal

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord have mercy. (3)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us. Amen.

After The Midday Meal

We thank Thee christ our God, that Thou has filled us with thine earthly goods; deprive us not also of Thy Heavenly Kingdom, but as Thou camest in the midst of Thy disciples, O Savior, and gavest them peace, come also among us and save us.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Before the Evening Meal

The poor shall eat and shall be filled. Those who seek the Lord shall praise Him; their hearts shall live forever.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord have mercy. (3)

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

After the Evening Meal

Thou has gladdened us, O Lord, by thy deeds, and in the works of Thy hands have we rejoiced.

The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us; Thou hast given gladness to our hearts.

from the fruit of wheat, wine, and oil have we been filled; in peace in the same place shall we lie down and sleep, for thou, O Lord, alone hast made us to dwell in hope.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord have mercy. (3)

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

 

Various Prayers Before Meals
Christ our God, bless us Your servants, our home, the food and drink before us for You are the Source of all blessings, now and forever and ever. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ our God, You blessed the five loaves in the wilderness and fed the multitudes of men, women and children. Bless also these Your gifts and increase them for the hungry people in the world. You are the One who blesses and sanctifies all things and to You we give glory forever. Amen.

The hungry shall eat and shall be satisfied. Those who seek the Lord shall praise Him; their hearts shall live forever. Bless us Lord and Your gifts which we are about to receive. You are blessed and glorified forever. Amen.

Various Prayers After Meals
We thank you, Christ our God, for providing us with Your earthly gifts. Deprive us not of Your heavenly Kingdom. Lord, as you entered among Your disciples to give them peace, enter among us, give us Your peace and save us. Amen.

Glory to You, Lord and King! You have gladdened our hearts through Your earthly gifts. Fill us also with the gift of Your Holy Spirit, that we may abound in every good work to the glory of Your name. Amen.

We thank You Lord, Giver of all good things, for these Your gifts and all Your mercies, and we bless Your holy name forever. Amen.