Linda's Meal Blessing
I give thanks to beings high and low,
For blessings received and on their way.
May this food be blessed, may it fortify my spirit,
Sweeten my mood and support me on my path.
So be it.
(Linda says: I pause for at least a breath to consider who I am thanking after the second line, and I pause for another breath at the end, to feel the blessing being received. If I have a list I wish to thank, I name them aloud or mentally before starting the prayer. With other people, I change it to "We", and bless everyone's food. You can really feel the blessing more strongly when two or more are praying together in this way.)