Quick and Easy Ways to Make Mealtime Prayer More Meaningful
One of the easiest ways to pray as a Church of the Home is at mealtime. Mealtime prayers help us stay close to God as we ask for, and acknowledge, His blessings as He gives us “our daily Bread” as we say in the Lord’s Prayer.
Each person in your Church of the Home has a particular form of prayer that’s most meaningful to them. Honor that by letting each individual choose a different prayer for the meal at least once a week and have some fun with it. Here are just a few ideas:
Sing the traditional Grace Before Meals prayer—improvise the melody.
Say a prayer chain—go around the table and let each person tell God something he or she is thankful for that day.
Read a passage from Scripture—don’t worry about having to add anything to it. Let the verse be the prayer.
Take 15 seconds of total silence, letting each family member pray to himself or herself. You may be amazed at how powerfully prayerful a pause can be!
Move the prayer from before the meal to after the meal. Simply changing when you say the prayer can help people focus more on the act of praying.
By mixing up the ways you pray at the table, you can ensure that the mealtime prayer will stay meaningful.
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