Heavenly Father, kind and good, Thanks we offer for this food...
The process of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the instrument of offering is Brahman...
May the Lord accept this, our offering, and bless our food that it may bring us strength in our body...
Blessed art Thou, Lord our God...
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us! Lord, cleanse us from our sins! Master, pardon our transgressions!...
On washing the hands before a meal: Blessed are you O God, our Lord, King of the Universe...
God, Goddess, Divine Spirit of all there is, we thank you for this opportunity to gather together in one another's compa ...
May this food be dedicated to the triple jewel The precious Buddha...
Mother of Plenty, bless this bread Father of the Grain, lend your seed Let it nourish heart and head...
Lord most giving and resourceful, I implore you: Make it your will that this people enjoy the goods and riches...
DIDN'T FIND WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
Sleep, little one, in the comforting night
that spreads like a blanket over your bed.
The Goddess is waiting to guide you to sleep
in her arms that are ready to rock you so gently.
The God stands by, watching to keep you from harm,
to lay his cool hand on your head as you sleep.
Sleep, little one, in the gathering dark,
wrapped in the love of your Mother and Father,
wrapped in the love of your mother and father.
- Ceisiwr Serith
Source: "A Book of Pagan Prayer" © 2002 Ceisiwr Serith. Reprinted with permission of Red Wheel/Weiser.