Friday, April 25, 2008

Tradition: Blessing before meals with midday and evening prayer

Blessing before meal
Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts
which we are about to receive from Thy bounty.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Add at midday:)
May the King of everlasting glory
make us partakers of the heavenly table. Amen.

(Add at evening:)
May the King of everlasting glory
lead us to the banquet of eternal life. Amen.

Benedic, Domine, nos et haec tua dona
quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

(Ante prandium:)
Mensae caelestis participes faciat nos,
Rex aeternae gloriae. Amen.

(Ante cenam:)
Ad cenam vitae aeternae perducat nos,
Rex aeternae gloriae. Amen.

I will certainly be producing another podcast soon with these prayers spoken in and chanted in Latin.


Gretchen said...

Thank you for these.

japhy said...

You're welcome. I keep meaning to do that other recording! Maybe I'll get it done today during my lunch break.