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Pray before and after you eat

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Almost from the time I became a believer I knew the importance of praying and thanking God for the food set before me. I also think it is an honorable thing to also thank the Lord after one has eaten.

 

Deuteronomy 8:11-14 (The underlined is mine)

(11) Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

(12) Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

(13) And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

(14) Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage (KJV)

 

Instead of immediately forgetting Him after (and I think 'during') our meal we are to continually delight ourselves in His exceeding goodness (Nehemiah 9:25-26) for He fills our hearts with food and gladness (Acts 14:17).

 

 Thank you, O precious Lord, for supplying all the food we have each day that sustains us. Let us use this energy to bring more glory to Your most holy Name and not to ever forget You. Forgive us when we have. Seal our hearts ever so strongly in unity with You. Amen. 

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Placable37
4 hours ago, Faber said:

Almost from the time I became a believer I knew the importance of praying and thanking God for the food set before me. I also think it is an honorable thing to also thank the Lord after one has eaten.

 

Deuteronomy 8:11-14 (The underlined is mine)

(11) Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

(12) Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

(13) And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

(14) Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage (KJV)

 

Instead of immediately forgetting Him after (and I think 'during') our meal we are to continually delight ourselves in His exceeding goodness (Nehemiah 9:25-26) for He fills our hearts with food and gladness (Acts 14:17).

 

 Thank you, O precious Lord, for supplying all the food we have each day that sustains us. Let us use this energy to bring more glory to Your most holy Name and not to ever forget You. Forgive us when we have. Seal our hearts ever so strongly in unity with You. Amen. 

It is no hardship to give thanks for our continued sustenance, and if questioned or queried we have the full story here:

1Timothy 4:1-6
(1)  Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
(2)  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
(3)  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
(4)  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
(5)  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
(6)  If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained.

 

Meaningless rituals and formalities are not the order of the day for the saints. 

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CDF47

Yeah, I think it is always good to give thanks for the food we receive from the Lord.

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