Mealtime Graces and Blessings for All Traditions

A grace is a short prayer or thankful phrase said before or after eating. All the faiths of the world have their own variations on the tradition, and many secular people say Grace before a meal as well — simply because gratitude makes us happy, helps us to live longer, and tends to make us better humans.

Here you will find a diverse collection of Graces from around the world, that you can sort by tradition and format to find the perfect way of giving thanks before your meal.


Popular Graces

  • May Our Lives Be A Blessing
    Remembering those who are hungry
    We give thanks for good food to eat

    Remembering those who suffer in war and oppression
    We give thanks for this time and place of peace and external freedom
  • The Presence of the Universe
    By Thich Nhat Hanh
    In this food, I see clearly
    The presence of the universe
    Supporting my existence.
  • We Give Thanks for the Life in the Soil

    We give thanks for the life in the soil
    We give thanks for the light from above
    We give thanks for this beautiful meal
    That was gathered here from the light and the soil
    And seasoned with love
  • Thank You Oh Great Spirit

    Oh I say hey thank you
    Oh I say hey thank you
    O great Spirit
    In this way hey
    I long to give my life to you
    In love and devotion
  • Blessings on our Blossoms

    Blessings on our blossoms
    Blessings on our fruits
    Blessings on our leaves and stems
    Blessings on our roots
    Blessings on our meal
  • Blessings on the Meal
    Substance of Earth
    Essence of Light
    Grace of Heaven
    In us unite
    Blessings on the meal!