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Paperback 100 Graces: Mealtime Blessings Book

ISBN: 0609800930

ISBN13: 9780609800935

100 Graces: Mealtime Blessings

Available now in a small-format paperback edition, this beloved book features 100 ways of giving thanks for the daily repast in a glorious collection of ancient and contemporary graces from many traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Native American. Two-color interior.


Format: Paperback

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Customer Reviews

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Lovely prayers from many traditions

This is a beautiful book of table graces and other prayers taken from many traditions ranging from Christian, Jewish, Native American, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islam among others. The prayers not only include grace before meals but touch on other topics such as a prayer of thanks on rising to a new day, a prayer before starting a chore, praise for creation, prayers for peace. I especially liked the prayer that deal with Advent as it expresses such longing: "Come, Lord Jesus! Come stay with my family and friends....Come, Lord Jesus! Bring peace to our world." And one to our Earth Mother that acknowledges gratitude for sunlight, rain, friends, and the "giveaway of the lives of chicken, beets...grains and lettuce that we may continue our lives." There also are traditional Celtic prayers that ask for God's presence in all of life's activities: "God in my speaking, God in my thinking....God in my life....God in my heart" as well as "Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you...." The book also contains a prayer about God as "I am:" admonishing us to live in the moment rather than regretting the past and fearing the future. There even is the traditional benediction used in both Jewish and Christian traditions, "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you...." I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a collection of prayers dealing with a number of topics from a variety of different faith traditions. I can assure you that you will treasure this small but rich volume.

A perfect gift book

This is a perfect gift book that we have given to numerous friends. We also keep one on the dinig table and often invite guests to choose a grace to read before meals. There are selections that appeal to almost any spiritual tradition or viewpoint.

100 Graces Mealtime Blessings

This is a dear, concise, wise little book. It sits on our dining table. My husband and I take turns saying grace each evening, opening randomly and reading. It has prayers from many different spiritual sources and we find it refreshing and meaningful.

Works If You Eat Alone

After realizing how rote saying grace had become for me, especially since I eat most of my meals alone, the glorious graces in this book helped me center and use this sacred time to make a heartfelt connection. Also, I began to praise things I'd never considered before (like the sacrifices made by individuals, animals, plants, etc.) that went into the making of the meal. It is an absolutely awesome collection of elegant blessings.

Great resource for those who need a "quick" prayer.

As the spiritual aims chair for a civic club, I'm the fella' who gives an invocation before each meal. Since it's important that our activities are non-denominational, I find this book to be a great resource. Need a meal-time invocation? Then get this book.
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