Bless This Food

Bless This Food

Ancient & Contemporary Graces From Around the World

eBook - 2013
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Grace before meals is the prayer said most often in homes around the world, an act of worship common to every known society. The universal experience of sharing food fundamentally connects people to one another, to nature, and to the infinite. Expressing thanks for food represents a wonderful tradition that acknowledges bounty and our daily sustenance as gifts from the divine. Bless This Food presents 160 timeless mealtime blessings in an easy-to-use format. The eloquent prayers and poems have been carefully selected from the world's major religions, ancient traditions, and the work of great poets and thinkers, with sources ranging from Shakespeare to Starhawk, Tecumseh to the Tamil tradition, the North American plains to Pakistan. Each grace is introduced with cultural context and details about its history and evolution. Also included are two prayers in American Sign Language and the short prayer 2bless this food3 in nineteen languages. The result is a unique kind of soul food - and a recipe for gratitude at any mealtime gathering.
Bless This Food presents 160 timeless mealtime blessings in an easy-to-use format. The eloquent prayers and poems have been carefully selected from the world's major religions, ancient traditions, and the work of great poets and thinkers.
Publisher: New World Library
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013
ISBN: 9781608682836
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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