from the art studio of Butzon and Bercker, Germany
2.25 inch solid wood cube with rounded edges
This Mealtime Prayer Cube (Table Grace Die) is a
wonderful gift for children, ages 5 to 105, during the Christmas season, on
their birthday, for their First Communion, or just because. Church communities
can welcome new members with a loaf of bread and a mealtime prayer cube. Those
welcoming a new baby into their family can give a prayer cube to the older
siblings. Grandparents can comfort grandchildren spending the night by giving
them a prayer cube. Senior centers, hospices, retreat houses, and family
restaurants can place a table grace die on each table.
Parents can bring
a mealtime prayer cube along when they take their kids out to eat at their
favorite restaurant. (You can even suggest to your favorite restaurants that
they have this cube available for use and/or for sale as well!)
but profound way in which children of all ages can lead the family in prayer
together before each meal at home. Your young ones will love rolling the die for
the words to thank the Giver of all good gifts.
Casting lots is a
scriptural way to make a choice. The eleven Apostles chose Matthias to succeed
Judas Iscariot as one of the Twelve Apostles by casting lots (Acts
Each side of the 32314 cube offers a different table grace. The
six table graces are as follows:
Bless our food, dear God we pray, and
bless us, too throughout this day. Keep us safe and close to you. Keep us just
in all we do. Amen.
We thank you, Lord, for generous hearts, for sun and
rainy weather. We thank you, Lord, for drink and food, and that we are together.
For life and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy
Goodness sends, Almighty God, we thank Thee. Amen.
Thank you for the
earth so sweet. Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that
sing. Thank you, God, for everything! Amen.
God, bless this food we are
about to receive. Give bread to those who hunger, and hunger for charity and
justice to us who have bread. Amen.
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts
which we are about to receive from Thy bounty! Amen