I was just reading a post from mamamilk about a hebrew digestion prayer, and it made me think about blessing food before we eat it.
Disclaimer: this is not a religious thing. At least not for me anyway! But for some people it probably is, and that’s okay too!
Anyway, I was thinking that if anyone wanted to share their short blessings they say before they eat, they would be really nice to read. I think that food blessings are especially nice for children :)
Anyway, here is the one that we say in my family. We’ve been saying it since my daughter was 4 or so. My husband and I wanted to think of one that really affirmed the connection between food and our bodies:
“God bless this food, we’re about to receive, into our bodies, and will become us.” That’s it. I never eat without saying it..
Here is another one that we used to sing with the children when I worked at a Waldorf school. I think it is especially beautiful: “For leaves so tall, and skies so blue, for friends and food, We thank you” and then we would say, “blessings on this food and upon the hands of those who made it.”
Does anyone else have any others to share?