The following links provide access to short thanksgiving prayers at a meal giving thanks, or asking a blessing, before or after dinner.
Blessings for Meals
We have clarified the meanings of the different terms or words to describe saying short prayers at meal timers - whether they are Thanksgiving Prayers, Dinner Blessings or Saying Grace.
Dinner Blessings - Saying Grace
Saying grace, applying to prayers said before or after meals, derives from the Latin words 'gratia' meaning thanks or 'gratus' meaning grateful.
The word blessings, applying to prayers said before or after dinner, relates to the verbal blessing of food pronounced in God's name by a member of the family at mealtimes. The word bless is derived from the Greek / Latin word 'benediction' meaning praise. The Spanish, the word bendito literally means "to say good things or good words".
Thanksgiving Prayers and Dinner Blessings
A simple definition meaning a short prayer expressing gratitude - literally giving thanks for food on a daily basis. Prayers relating to Thanksgiving Day can be accessed by clicking Thanksgiving Prayers.