Bless This Meal

August 18, 2012 · 1 comment

We’ve recently been made aware of a new resource on prayer. And it’s not your typical book on prayer– it’s a book of prayers.

All-too-often we treat our prayers at mealtime as something we need to get through before we can eat. We’re distracted because the food is getting cold but mealtime prayers are meant to warm our hearts with worship to God.

Family Mealtime Prayers is a collection of God-centered praises and petitions that direct families to glory in God as he reveals himself in his word. There are prayers for families to pray together, prayers for children to learn, and special occasion prayers.

Check out the website for FMP here.

Here are a few of the endorsements:

“Mealtime prayers, for most of us, are rather perfunctory, a ritual to be observed and seldom from the heart. The authors have done us a great service in providing for us a book of Scripture-based prayers for mealtimes that turn our hearts toward God. I heartily recommend this book.” – Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness

“…I’m grateful for Family Mealtime Prayers—a welcome corrective to halfhearted table routines. The book is relentlessly Godward, with worship and thanksgiving reverberating throughout its pages. I warmly recommend it.” - Matt Smethurst, Editor, The Gospel Coalition

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1 melissa pidal August 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

this is a excellent idea. we are guilty of doing the same thing at mealtime-rushing through to get to the food.

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