15 Best Mealtime Prayers for Children

Teaching your children how to give proper mealtime blessings and dinner prayers is a great way to give their thanks to the Lord and show gratitude for receiving proper nourishment. Using prayers that are simple or rhyme makes it easier for children to remember and recite. Here is a look at some great mealtime prayers for children.

Mealtime Prayer
Dear God, thank you that you are our creator, everything we receive is a generous gift from you. You say that you are a loving Father who delights in giving us gifts. We thank you for the gift of the food before us today. Please help us to be grateful for everything you have given us. May a spirit of thanksgiving fill our hearts and our minds today and forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Supply Our Needs Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are the creator and sustainer of everything in the universe. You have promised that all our needs will be supplied by your loving hand. Thank you for providing the meal that we are about to eat. Remind us that we can trust you to look after us. May your grace fill our hearts and transform our lives. In your mighty name, Amen.

Bless This Food Prayer
Father God, we have been blessed by you in more ways than we can understand. We thank you for the food you have given us and thank you for the hands that prepared it. We ask that you would bless everyone around the table. Help us to grow in our faith and know your love for us. Fill our home with your love and grace. Watch over us all and keep us safe from harm. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Providence Prayer
Generous Father God, thank you that you know us and you love us. You are able to bless us abundantly. Thank you for providing the food that we have to eat. Let us be filled with a thankful heart for all the blessings that you have given us. May your grace, mercy, and peace be with us, from God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Creator God Prayer
Loving Lord, we thank you for the beautiful world that you have created for us. We thank you for this food, for the people who prepared it and the farmers who grew it. Help us to care for each other and the world you have created. Help us to be generous with our money, time and possessions in the same way that you have been generous with us. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

God’s Plans Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are perfectly faithful. You have promised that you have good plans for us and you never take back your promises. Please help us to trust in your plans for us. Thank you for the gift of food which you have provided for us today. May your peace, which is beyond our understanding, guard our hearts and our minds forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Blessings Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for the food you have given us. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends. We thank you for the gift of life that you have given us. We thank you for giving us gifts and abilities to use for you. Help us to receive everything you give with a grateful heart. May glory, honor, power and strength, be given to you God, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Gratitude Prayer
God of the Universe, thank you that you will never leave us or abandon us. Thank you that you are here with us now as we eat together. Help us to enjoy your presence as we eat. We ask you to fill our hearts with gratitude and love. Please help us to trust you. Be exalted above the heavens, O God. Let your glory be above all the earth. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Generosity Prayer
Dear God, we thank you that you are so generous and supply all our needs. We thank you for the food you have provided for us and the ability to enjoy it, which is a blessing from you. Help us to live lives of gratitude and generosity. Help us to give to others in the same way that you have given to us. Fill our hearts with your love and compassion. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Meet Our Needs Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you know our every need. You have provided this food for us to eat. You have promised that when we call on you in prayer, you will listen to us. Hear our prayer today and continue to provide for us in the future. Help us to be thankful for everything you have given us. May we feel your love, know your wisdom, and experience your power. In your mighty name, Amen.

Gift of Food Prayer
Dear God, we thank you that you are so kind and compassionate to us. We thank you for all the times throughout our livers when you have provided the food that we needed. We thank you for the gift of food which we are about to eat. We thank you for our family and the home that we live in. We can not count the gifts that you have given us. Help us to be grateful to you every day. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Lifetime Blessings Prayer
Dear Lord, we thank you for all the ways you have blessed us in the past. You have never failed to keep your promises and you have looked after us. We thank you for your blessings in the present, including this food and the fellowship around this table. We thank you for the ways that you will bless us in the future as you help us to grow and flourish. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Joyful Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you are the source of all true joy in life. Thank you for the food that we are about to eat and bless the hands that made it. May our bodies gain the nutrition and strength we need from this meal. Lord, bless us and keep us, make your face shine upon us. Turn your face towards us and give us peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Thank You Prayer
Heavenly Father, you made everything that we see around us. We thank you for the sun, moon and stars that we see in the sky. We thank you for all the animal and plant life that fills this world. We thank you for making us, giving us the personalities, gifts and talents that you designed. We thank you for the food that you have provided for this meal. We thank you that we can trust you with our future. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

God of Love Prayer
Lord God, thank you for this meal that you have provided for us. You are the God of love, help us to love each other. You are the prince of peace, help us to live peaceful lives. You are the king of kings, help us to serve you. You are the healing God, please heal us. You are the God of compassion, help us to show compassion to others. Thank you for blessing us with the gift of life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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