Prayer Left Imprint

"This prayer warms my heart whenever I say it. It was printed on the cutting board my mother used in the kitchen," says Susan Vanderlip of South Gate, California. "I still have the cutting board, although the prayer has faded."

We thank the Lord for all we eat,
for bread and cheese, for milk and meat,
for sugar, salt and savory spice,
for apple pies and cakes and rice.
But Lord, we thank Thee most of all
for warmth of friends who come to call,
to share our bread or cup of cheer,
for friendship's always welcome here.