Saying Grace

  • May 22, 2016
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  And I grew up saying grace before a meal, but I must admit, it wasn’t the most exciting prayer of the day.  Blessing a meal can sometimes feel like a rote exercise, repeating the same few sentences … or we vary them slightly depending on whether or not the food is getting cold or the rest of the family is ravenously hungry.  So, how can you make those 15-second prayers more meaningful?  Well, how about singing a hymn of thanksgiving or a praise song around the table?  Or memorize a prayer the family can say together?  Learn a Bible verse on gratitude and ask your son to recite it aloud — like First Chronicles chapter 16, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.”  However you do it, saying grace can be a creative way to offer gratitude to God and strengthen family unity.  After all, there is, should be, more than one way to express gratitude to God.

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