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A Gracious Grace


Does your 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.


A big 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 head.


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:


Lord, thank you for the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us.





By Susan Darst Williams Heart Lessons 027 2006


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