Reconnect With God Through Prayer

Teach us to pray

By James McMillan

Pastor, Linden United Methodist Church


Recently my wife, Sharon and I were down in the Austin area, to see some of our children (Hook’em Horns) and we went out to eat at CHUY’S Tex-Mex restaurant. When they brought our silverware, it came in a paper envelope. On the front side it said “this silverware has been sanitized for your protection.” I like that. Sometimes I wonder about the silverware. When I flipped it over to open it; I noticed that on the back were three different meal blessings:

Protestant- Bless, O Lord, this food to our use, and us to thy service, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others, in Jesus, name. Amen.

Catholic- Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Jewish- Lift up your hands toward the sanctuary and bless the Lord. Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who bringest forth bread from the earth. Amen

See complete column in the Sept. 2, 2015 edition of the Cass County Sun

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