Children's Dinner Prayers and Mealtime Blessings

18 Dinner Prayers to Teach Your Christian Child

A family at a dinner table with the following prayer text: God is great and God is good, And we thank God for our food; By God's hand, we must be fed, Give us Lord, our daily bread. Amen.

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Praying with your children before mealtimes is a great way to reinforce their relationship with God and establish prayer as a natural part of life. It also demonstrates to your kids and to others that worshipping God is a priority in the life of your family.

Try teaching your Christian child these mealtime blessings and dinner prayers. Your kids will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and cadence.

Traditional Dinner Prayer

God Is Great

God is great!
God is good!
Let us thank Him
For our food.

-- Traditional

Children's Mealtime Blessing

God Bless This Food

God bless this food
We are about to receive.
Give bread to those who are hungry,
And hunger for mercy and justice
To us who have food.

-- Author Unknown

A Child's Dinner Prayer

God Is Great

God is great and God is good;
And we thank God for our food;
By God's hand, we must be fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.

-- Traditional

God Is Great (Variation)

God is great and God is good;
Let us thank him for our food;
By His blessings, we are fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.

-- Traditional

Dinner Table Prayer

Thank You, Jesus, for Them All

Round this table, here to pray
First, we thank you for the day
For our family and our friends
Gifts of grace that heaven lends
Living water, daily bread
Countless blessings our God sends
Thank you, Jesus, for them all
For the great ones and the small
When we're happy, when we're sad
On the good days and the bad
We are grateful, we are glad

--Mary Fairchild © 2020

Fun Children's Dinner Prayers

Good Food

Good food,
Good meat,
Good God,
Let's eat.

-- Author Unknown

Bless This Bunch

Dear Lord, bless this bunch
As we munch on our lunch.

-- Author Unknown


Thank you, God,
For feeding me.

-- Author Unknown

Thanks for the Grub

Rub a dub dub
Thanks for the grub
Yay God!

-- Author Unknown

Children's Mealtime Blessing

Thank You

Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, for everything.

-- Author Unknown

Bless Us, O Lord

Bless us, O Lord,
And these Thy gifts
Which we are about to receive,
Through Thy bounty
Through Christ our Lord we pray.

--Traditional Catholic Prayer

Give Us Grateful Hearts

Give us grateful hearts,
O Father, for all thy mercies,
And make us mindful
Of the needs of others;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

--Book of Common Prayer

More Dinner Prayers and Blessings

Be Our Guest

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
May this food by you be blessed.

-- Author Unknown

Bless the Food Before Us

Bless the food before us
The family beside us
And the love between us

-- Author Unknown

We Thank Thee

Our Heavenly Father, kind and good,
We thank Thee for our daily food.
We thank Thee for Thy love and care.
Be with us Lord, and hear our prayer.

-- Author Unknown

We Give Our Thanks

Father, we give our thanks
For food that stays our hunger
For rest that brings us ease
For homes where memories linger
We give our thanks for these

-- Author Unknown

 God Our Father, Lord, and Savior

God our Father, Lord, and Savior
Thank you for your love and favor
Bless this food and drink we pray
And all who share with us today.

-- Traditional

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
forever and ever.

--Book of Common Prayer (1928)