Prayers at the Table (Antiochan Orthodox)

Before meals

In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Then:

O Christ our God, bless the food and drink of your servants, for you are holy always; now and forever. Amen.

or:

Those who hunger will eat and be satisfied. Those who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will live forever. Amen.

or:

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts of which we are about to receive, for you are blessed and glorified, now and forever. Amen.

After Meals

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Then:

Blessed is God, who is merciful to us and nourishes us with his bountiful gifts in his grace and compassion, now and forever. Amen.

or:

We thank you, O Christ our God, that you have satisfied us with your earthly gifts. Do not deprive us of your heavenly kingdom, but as you stood among your disciples, O Savior, and gave them peace, stand also among us and save us. Amen.

or:

We thank you, O God, giver of all good things, for these gifts and all your mercies, and we bless your holy name, now and forever. Amen.

Source: Antiochan Orthodox Church

Source of this version: Modified from http://ww1.antiochian.org/orthodox-prayers/occasional-prayers

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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