God, our Creator, is always providing for all our needs. It is right to pray to Him before and after the meal, to thank Him for His blessings and to ask Him to bless all our brothers on earth.
THE BLESSING BEFORE MEALS: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, and give bread to those who have none. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
GRACE AFTER MEALS:
We give Thee thanks, O Almighty God, for these and all Thy benefits, who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen
V/ Let us bless the Lord.
R/ Thanks be to God.
V/ May the souls of the faithful departed,
R/ Through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.