A Gracious Grace
family give thanks before every meal? You should. It takes the focus off
yourself and onto your blessings, and gives you some much-needed perspective.
reason people don't say grace is that they feel funny with the "churchy"
language that's in many familiar blessing statements, or, in the alternative,
they don't feel comfortable with a prayer that they say off the top of their
So here's a
short but sweet one that bridges that gap. Everyone in your family could take
turn memorizing and saying this grace at mealtime. Before you know it, it'll be
a family habit:
thank you for the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between
By Susan Darst Williams • www.GoBigEd.com • Heart Lessons
027 • © 2006