8 Prayers for Blessing Food: Pray before meals!

8 Prayers for Blessing Food: Pray before meals!

You might have heard the typical saying “Pray before meals”. This is a common theme and mantra in various households. 

I grew up hearing this every time we wanted to eat. As a young boy, it was discomforting since I was oblivious to the reason behind this prayer. However, as I grew up and became spiritually mature, everything became clear to me.

Prayer is a powerful weapon. It is a spiritual weapon of war and victory. There is NOTHING you cannot and should not pray for — this includes the food you eat.

In this article, we will be discussing the 8 types of prayers for blessing your food. This will be straightforward, but also powerful. 

Read on to find out more.

1) Prayer for blessing food

Prayer for blessing food
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“My God, I want to thank You for all the food You have placed on this table.

I also want to invite the Angels to this table, to keep us company and to bless us during this meal.

I ask You to remove all energies from our table, our food and our life.

Thank You for all this food, for all this abundance and for all the peace, joy and blessings You have given me.


Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

This is a special prayer you should never take for granted. Do you know why?

Well, it is because of the tremendous power it releases over our food. When it comes to the food we eat, our souls can be contaminated by it. Even the bible agrees with this fact when it speaks of what goes into a man and comes out of a man.

By saying this prayer for blessing food, you are doing the following:

  • You are inviting angels to join you at the table;
  • You are sanctifying the food;
  • In case the food has been contaminated with negative energy, you are purifying it from such contamination;
  • If the food has been poisoned, this prayer can also take away the harmful substance;
  • As funny as this might sound, this prayer can aid in easy digestion.

Saying the prayer for blessing food should never be skipped before meals. 

Can you say the prayer after meals? Well, you can. However, it is much more effective when you say the prayer right before a meal.

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2) Short prayer for food blessing

Short prayer for food blessing
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“Dear Father, I want to thank You for all the food on this table. I want to thank You for giving me the opportunity to feed myself, even though many people are starving right now.

I want to take this little moment to give You my thanks and to show You my appreciation for everything You do for me, including putting food on my table.


Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

You might be surprised at the sub-topic, but there is truly a short prayer for food blessing. 

Who can say this prayer?

  • Those who are at work and do not have enough time to say longer prayers;
  • Those who don’t believe in saying longer prayers;
  • Those who are extremely hungry and cannot tarry long enough to pray longer prayers.

Now, this prayer does not carry less power than the previous prayer. Short prayers are not less powerful than longer prayers

Therefore, it is extremely fine to say this short prayer for food blessing. 

With this prayer, you can sanctify your food, bless the people at the table with you (if there are any), and even make a quick supplication for those who want to eat, but are incapacitated.

Whether you are at work, in the car, or at home, here is a short prayer for food blessing you can use every time you are about to eat.

In the Bible, it says we must thank God as He provides us with food and our needs.

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.” — Deuteronomy 8:10.

3) Catholic prayer for food blessing

Catholic prayer for food blessing
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“Father, Praise You for the nourishment that You provide. Thank You for meeting our physical needs of hunger and thirst. Forgive us for taking that simple joy for granted, and bless this food to fuel our bodies forward into Your will for our lives. We pray that we will be energized and be able to work for the glory of Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

There are several prayer points and verses I would love to give. However, I have discovered a very powerful prayer for food blessing you can say before eating.

Saying the grace before meals as a catholic is powerful. It releases benediction over your food and also blesses the people who sat at your table.

Depending on how you want to pray, you can either start with the sign of the cross, or just go ahead to say the prayer with grace in your heart.

This drives evil spirits away and also keeps your environment sanctified while you are eating your food.

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4) Simple prayer to say before meal

Simple prayer to say before meal
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“May God’s blessing come to this table, may He bless my food and all the people present at this table.

May God allow us to never run out of food, neither for me nor for those I love most. May God always be present in our life, at the table and in our future.


Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

When you sit down at the table to eat with your family members, you can say this prayer.

Even when you are about to eat alone, you can also say this prayer.

This simple prayer before a meal is easy to understand, recite, and believe in — even the smallest kid in the room can say this prayer

When you say this prayer, expect the blessing of God to come on your food.

It’s also important to remember that we must share our food. So don’t be selfish and put more food than you can eat on your plate!

Don’t waste anything and give to those in need.

Jesus and His disciples shared five loaves of brand and two fish with 5000 men. So you too can donate a package of rice or pasta from time to time.

5) Christian prayer before dinner

Christian prayer before dinner
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“Father God, You have given me this food that is on my table. You bless this meal that is before me. You give me the opportunity to eat every day. I can only thank You.

I only thank You for everything. Thank You my God, thank You for this food, thank You for this opportunity and thank You for everything I have in my life. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

As a child of God, you must pray before dinner.

The reason is that this is the last food you will eat before the window of the day closes. It is a highly spiritual meal

Dinners are just like Jesus’ Last Supper. Therefore, you should not take this for granted.

There is a special type of prayer you should say for this type of food. It can start with thanksgiving or not. However, remember that faith is needed to make your prayers work.

Therefore, say this prayer with faith in your heart.

You can also say this powerful Bible verse:

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”Psalms 107:8-9.

6) Prayer for blessing food before breakfast

Prayer for blessing food before breakfast
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“Father God, thank You for this breakfast that is in front of me. Bless my day, bless my food and bless my whole life.

Thank You for giving me the opportunity to eat first thing in the morning, to gain strength and to continue fighting every day.

I thank You from the bottom of my heart, with all my strength and with all my faith. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Breakfast is just like dinner. It is the first food you eat in the day.

This is the food that equips you and makes you ready for what the day has to offer

You need the blessing of God for this type of food. The reason is that when a portion of food goes wrong in the belly, it will affect your whole day — you don’t want that to happen, right?

Then, ensure you say this prayer to bless your food before eating breakfast.

7) Meal prayers for special occasions

Meal prayers for special occasions
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“Father, You are mighty and strong to sustain our bodies. Thank You for the meal we are about to enjoy.

Forgive us for forgetting how many pray for food to relieve their starvation. Bless and relieve the starvation of those who hunger, Lord, and inspire our hearts to seek out ways that we can help from our abundance.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

When you go out for special occasions, NEVER EAT A MEAL WITHOUT PRAYER.

  • You don’t know who cooked the meal!
  • You don’t know what was said over the meal!
  • You are oblivious to the source of ingredients for the meal!

This is why it is spiritually wise for you to say prayers before eating this type of food. It protects and immunes you from ingesting negative energy that might block your chakra, or expose you to spiritual attack.

Beyond this, there are a lot of benefits you can enjoy just by saying these meal prayers for special occasions. 

8) Prayer before meals with friends

Prayer before meals with friends
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“Father God, thank You for joining me with all my friends at this table. Thank You for joining us on Earth and for putting me in the paths of these friends that I love so much.

Thank You for putting me next to people who make me so happy, who allow me to live such good times, laugh and be so happy.

God the Father, bless this table of ours, our friendship and our future. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

When you pray before meals with your friends, it shows bond, trust, commitment, and true brotherhood, and it also shows a deep reverence for the spiritual world

Start by thanking God for your friends, and for the privilege to gather together to eat.

When you say grace before a meal with your friends, it is powerful. Therefore, never joke with this type of prayer.

We should be thankful for everything in our life, even the simple things as a dinner with our friends.

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”1 Timothy 4:4-5.

Should I say grace before meals?

Yes, you should say the grace before meals. Because:

  • It shows that you respect God;
  • You need the blessing and benediction of God on your food;
  • It shows that you acknowledge God as your source;
  • It protects you from ingesting harmful substances that might affect your body or your soul.

What are these prayers for?

These prayers are for protection, acknowledgment, and possibly guidance on how to eat the food.

They are not just meant to be done as a mere religious rite. They are meant for something much more than that. 

Keep this in mind henceforth.

Should these prayers be said before every meal?

Yes, they can be said before every meal.

The general prayer for blessing food can be said AFTER meals too. But, others should be said before every meal. It doesn’t have to be longer than usual. All that matters is faith in your heart, which makes your prayer effective.

Final Thoughts

Prayer is how you show trust in the higher power. Therefore, ensure you pray before and after your meals

I believe your prayers will be answered even as you follow everything stipulated in this article.

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