Prayers before Meals

O Lord Jesus Christ our God, You blessed the five loaves in the wilderness and fed the multitudes for men, women and children. Bless also these Your gifts and increase them for the hungry people in the world. You are the One who Blessed 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.

 

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 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.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

 

Lord, have mercy. (x3)

 

O Christ God, bless the food and drink of Your servants, for You are Holy, always, now and forever and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer after Meals

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

 

More honoured than the Cherubim and beyond compare more than the Seraphim, in all purity you gave birth to God the word, true Theotokos, we exalt you.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

 

God, have mercy (x3)

 

God is with us, through His Grace and love for mankind, always now and forever, and to the ages of ages.  Amen.