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Catholic Prayer Before Meals

A Traditional Catholic Blessing

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This is the most common and traditional Catholic prayer before meals. When Catholics gather for any occasion, this is the all purpose blessing before meals. After reciting this as a group, families will often invite individual prayers of thanks or petition.

Bless us,
O Lord,
and these your gifts,
which we're about to receive from your bounty.
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

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