Having a small handful of memorized meal time prayers can keep grace focused yet easy – without being rote.
Grateful hearts prayer: Give us grateful hearts, O Father, for all your kindness and make us mindful of the needs of others. Amen.
Sign Language Prayer: I give myself to your beautiful love. I want to be good with your grace from above. Your cross will guide all I do and say. Lord Jesus Christ, please hold my hand today. (find the signs for the words in italics at www.handspeak.com.)
Traditional Meal Time: Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Everything: Thank you, God, for feet to run, thank you for my play and fun, for eyes to see for hands to lift, for food to eat and every gift that make me strong and wish to sing thank you God for EVERYTHING!