Heavenly Father, out of love you have created us. That merciful love keeps us from day to day. From Your Divine Providence we have received the food we are about to take. Bless us and these Your gifts. Give food to those who are hungry and, to us who have food, give hunger to serve You ever most generously in the person of our neighbor. Amen
Prayer After Meals:
Father of mercy, we thank You for Your kindness. Gifts without measure flow from Your goodness and the meal we have just partaken will renew our strength to continue serving You in our life's journey until we reach the joy You have prepared for us. Amen.
[source: Carmelite Retreat House, Alhambra, CA]