We’ve always used the traditional “grace before meals” prayer:
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Little Brother was pretty casual about learning it, but he liked to be the one to lead grace. So we’d get the “Readers’ Digest Condensed Version” sometimes. It was getting better, but he wasn’t quite there yet.
Then he started school. Apparently they say grace three times a day at school, since they have 2 snack times and lunch time.
Ooops, excuse me–Little Brother informed us the other night that at school, they call it “prayers.”
So he’s vastly improved in his ability to lead grace, I mean prayers, now that he’s been in kindergarten for two whole weeks.
Except for one little thing, that makes me and Big Brother crack up every time:
“Bless us O Lord, and these GUY GIFTS…”