Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Thy love and peace to every heart"

From the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship (1906), in the "Family Prayers" section, "Forms of Grace Before Meat." They are all mercifully brief.
  • THE Lord make us grateful for all His mercies, and add His blessing, for Christ's sake. Amen.
  • ALMIGHTY God, who providest for us, nourish our souls with the Bread of Life in Jesus Christ. Amen.
  • BLESS us, O Lord, in blessing Thee, as we receive Thy gift of daily bread. Amen.
  • THE Lord bless this food to our use and us to His service. Amen.
  • LORD, help us to receive all good things as from Thy hand, and to use them to Thy praise. Amen.
  • HEAVENLY Father, make us thankful to Thee, and mindful of others, as we receive these blessings, In Jesus' Name. Amen.
  • FATHER in heaven, sustain our bodies with this food, our hearts with true friendship, and our souls with Thy truth, for Christ's sake. Amen.
LORD Jesus, be our holy Guest,
Our morning Joy, our evening Rest;
And with our daily bread impart
Thy love and peace to every heart. Amen.