Just before eating

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Do you say grace/ a blessing before eating?

  1. Yes, without out exception

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  2. Yes, unless its a quick snack like ice cream or a candy bar

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  3. Yes, at most of my meals

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  4. Yes, only if others are eating with me

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  5. Yes, at least for most meals

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  6. Yes, but only 2 or 3 times a week

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  7. Only for a major meal such as thanksgiving

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  8. I only do when I am in public, in case the preacher sees me

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  9. Never

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  1. Salty

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    How often do you say a blessing/grace before eating?

    Why or why not?
     
  2. Robert Snow

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    Sometimes. I don't see this as a commandment in the bible. I know many people, including our Lord, did give thanks and there is certainly nothing wrong with it, but it is not a binding regulation we have to obey.

    I was questioned one time when I started eating a meal and in jest I told the person I once thanked God for all the food I was every going to eat, so I was covered. :laugh:
     
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    I try not to pray out of OBLIGATION but because I am sincerely grateful for the meal that God has certainly provided.
     
  4. Martin

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    I try to at most of my meals but I don't make a show out of it like some people I have seen. I simply say a quick word of thanks. After all, it is between me and the Lord only.
     
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    AMEN!:wavey:
     
  6. preachinjesus

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    It's a wise habit imho. I also make it a point not to get caught up on my prayer life when doing so. ;)

    We try to model this for our children. It will make a lasting impact, we hope, as it did on Mrs PJ and I.
     
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    Amen, SaggyWoman (and others)! My prayers are so automatic (in my doing them, not in the sense of I don't think about them) that I pray at every meal. On one occasion, some strangers walked over in a fast-food Chinese place and asked if I had just prayed. When I answered yes, they said that was so cool, and wished more people would say prayers at meals. They then did pray for their meals!

    I do not pray to be seen or out of "obligation", but because I truly want to thank my Father for what He has provided, at every opportunity.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
  8. Marcia

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    It seems strange to me to eat without praying first. If I'm eating out with other people who are not Christians or whom I don't know well, I close my eyes and say a quick silent prayer of thanks. It just seems wrong to eat without doing it. Depending on the situation and who the people are, I might even ask if it's okay for me to pray out loud if they don't mind. No one has ever said no.
     
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    Can I taste it first to see if I am truly thankful for it? LOL

    I would really hate to lie to the Lord!



    I say thanks most of the time.. unless it's a quick bite, snack, etc...
     
  10. Tom Bryant

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    Same here.
     
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    I thank God for everything I eat-even it's just a brownie. If not for Him, I wouldn't have it.
     
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    I give thanks usually at all meals at home, and when out to eat, usually with a group from church. If there is any time I do not, it is usually eating alone.
     

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