Prayers At Meal-time
Before The Midday Meal:
[Everyone stands facing the holy icons]
Our Father, which art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive us our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
[Now make the sign of the Cross together]
+ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
[If a priest is present, he saith the blessing]
O Christ our God, bless the food and drink of The servants, for Thou art holy, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
[But if there be not priest, say]
+ Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.
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