A lot of us pray before meals just because of habit. And a lot of us pray the same prayer "verbatim" over and over again. And a lot of us love to, "Can we ask brother so-and-so to pray before partaking of this meal?" to avoid being the one to pray. And a lot of us pray so that to avoid being labeled a "someone-who-doesn't-pray-before meals." Should we really pray before meals even if we don't feel like praying? Or, would a "thankful heart" suffice?