With grateful hearts, O Lord, we accept these Thy gifts, and those which Thou art constantly giving.  Help us that we may be always grateful, that we shall avoid temptations, that should we encounter them we may have the strength and courage to resist, but should we fall into sin, lift us out of its depths and forgive us, O Lord.  Accept our thanks for this food, and bring us to everlasting life.  Amen.

(A William Nyce., and Hubert Bunyea. Grace Before Meals. Philadelphia, PA, 1911)

 

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