Mealtime Blessings

40 Prayers to Sing & Say

by Kira Dault

Mealtime Blessings brings child-friendly rhymes and themes to your family’s table. These prayers grow out of the years of successful work by the Church Health Center’s Child Life Education area in helping children receive healthy food as a good gift from God.

(To the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Thanks for legs to run and run.
And for eyes to see the sun.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Amen.

Spoken
In the spring, we plant some seeds
And wait for plants to grow (not weeds!)
When summer comes, we pick the crop,
Tomatoes and lettuce and beans—the lot!
Autumn is the harvest time—
Pumpkins and wheat for bread and pies.
Winter is the time for rest
With soup and stew and cocoa—the best!
God gives seasons and the food they bring,
Thank you, God for everything!
Amen.

Spoken
Apples are red.
Spinach is green.
Eating healthy food helps us stay strong and lean.
God gives us food to help us grow
So let’s thank our God, from our head to our toes.
Amen.

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