Supper grace

Apparently, only Minnesotans eat supper. Everyone else’s last meal of the day is dinner.

I eat dinner at noon. Sometimes I eat lunch. Maybe it depends on how much effort I put into the meal; leftovers are lunch. Dinner takes work.

Anyway, as our family has gelled together, we have settled on reciting the following grace before supper:

Come, Lord Jesus,
Be our guest.
And let these gifts
To us, be blessed. Amen.

We tried a whole bunch of other graces from the book aptly titled “Graces” by June Cotner, but we haven’t memorized any of them. There is one, though, that is quite nice: 

Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, for everything. Amen.

Meanwhile, Cas is attempting to memorize prayers from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism for his confirmation classes. So we shall try saying this one once in a while:

Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

No matter what you call the meal, it’s nice to begin by remembering who is responsible for the feast and being grateful.

One response to “Supper grace

  1. When Dirk and I were dating (a hundred years ago) we had the debate over lunch/dinner/supper. So we looked in the dictionary (an actual book, not online) and it said that dinner was “the main meal of the day”. So perhaps for some people, that is the meal at noon. For others…it’s sometime later in the day.

    And for fun, here is the grace we like to say before a meal: “Rub a dub-dub, thanks for the grub. Yeah God!” Dirk learned it at church camp when he was little.

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