Meal Prayer #2

Our bodies are made from the Earth Herself,
The Bright and Dark Mother, All-Encompassing.
All we have, She gives to us,
So we must give ourselves to Her:
Our bodies indebted in her service.

O Blessed Mother, as I eat Your bounty,
I nourish my body.
O Blessed Mother, as I drink Your waters,
I nourish my soul.

O Holy Mother, as You sustain me,
You honour me with Your gifts,
And so in turn, I shall honour You.

This I pray:
That this food be blessed to my use,
And myself in Your service.

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  1. That is beautiful. It reminds me of the prayer my husband’s family uses (Salvationists) wherein they ask “may this food be blessed for our bodies and us to your service”.

    1. Thank you 🙂 And yes, this prayer was inspired by one that my grandparents (Presbyterian) use with a similar line. I’ve always liked that idea, so I borrowed it.

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