A Choice of Two

"My maternal grandparents had two table blessings they used—a short one for everyday meals and this longer prayer for special Sundays and holidays," says the Reverend Steve Schulte of Thunderbolt, Georgia.

Our gracious Heavenly Father, we thank You for the privilege of gathering 'round this table, spread with the necessities of life. Sanctify each portion for its intended goodness. Pardon all of our sins. In Christ's name we pray, Amen.