Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grace

Saying grace as a family before a meal is not something we do because we think we "have to", although it has become like a habit that our children remind us about if we forget. I hope that in time they will learn that praying before eating is not a legalistic rule, but rather a practice that helps us retain our perspective about who provides our food. We thank God because we genuinely want to. Jesus demonstrated this same attitude of thankfulness by praying before meals as well.

So the format of meal-time prayers is not as important as the attitude, but it can be lots of fun! Here's our  repertoire of grace songs, some of which the Eyres family taught us during their visit last month. Do you have any more to add?


God is Great (Tune of “Rock Around the Clock”)
God is great, God is good
And we thank Him for our food
We’re gonna thank Him morning, noon, and night
We’re gonna thank you, Lord, you’re outta sight!
Amen! Clap clap
Amen! Clap Clap
AMEN! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap

Superman Prayer
Than you, Lord, for giving us food!
Than you, Lord, for giving us food!
The food we eat!
The friends  we meet!
Thank you, Lord, for giving us food!

Un ami à droite
Un ami à droite, un ami à gauche
A tous bon appétit.
Un ami à droite, un ami à gauche
A tous bon appétit.
Merci Seigneur pour ce repas,
Merci Seigneur pour ce repas,
Merci Seigneur pour ce repas,
A tous bon appétit!

Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the world so sweet (diddle-dee-dum)
Thank you for the food we eat (YUM YUM)
Thank you for the birds that sing-a-ling-a-ling
And thank you, God, for everything. AMEN!

Batman Prayer
Thank you for the dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, Amen!

Jesus was a Cool Dude (Tune of "We Will Rock You")
Jesus was a cool dude,
40 days with no food,
Then he wrote the golden rule and that's O.K.
He's got love on his face,
Full of grace!
He's spreadin' his word all over the place!
Singin', we will, we will
Praise him (yeah!) praise him (yeah!)
We will, we will
Praise him (yeah!) praise him (yeah!)

Thanks a lot for this food, Lord (Tune of "Tie me Kangaroo down, Sport")
Thanks a lot for this food, Lord.
Thanks again and again.
Thanks a lot for this food, Lord.
Thanks again and again.

Zip a dee do dah Grace
Zip a dee do dah, Zip a dee ay,
We are grateful for your blessings today.
We’ve plenty to eat, to drink and to share,
We sit at your table, with friends everywhere!

Adams Family Grace
Do-do-do-do (snap snap), do-do-do-do (snap, snap)
Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do (snap, snap)
We thank You for our food, Lord,
And all the things You do, Lord.
We thank You for our food, Lord, and friends and family.
Do-do-do-do (snap, snap), do do do do (snap, snap)
Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do -- AMEN!
 

2 comments:

  1. I think you might have the full list already Renee!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. oooh our family might have to adopt the last one ;)

    ReplyDelete