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The French Blessing before meals, usually sang all together. This is actually my family's version where, somehow, along the years, we added the 4th verset and where my granddaughters sing the very last word: "AMEN!" forcefully and joyfully!
The traditional version is:
Bénissez ce repas,
Ceux qui l'ont preparé,
Et procurez du pain
A ceux qui n'en ont pas.
Whether your breakfast is the wonderful traditional French one of Croissants, Croix de Savoie au sucre ou Beignet aux pommes (in the left photo)
or more like mine nowadays, which is, in ascending order, and because of diabetes: low carbs, protein and green veges (as in the samples in the right photo)
the need to say "Thank you !" is still there, before the first bite.
Another private Blessing Before Eating is this one below, which took shape in my heart a few years ago, and which I usually say silently when alone:
I thank you, Lord, for the food in front of me,
For my family and my friends around me
And for all the ones I encounter daily
On this most amazing journey.
I thank you first and foremost
For your Son JESUS !
And for the gifts offered to us
All along the way
In you mercy and your grace.