Orthopraxy – Prayer At Mealtime (Part 2)

From our weekly bulletin at St. Andrew Orthodox Church


 prayer Last week we looked at the prayers before our evening meal.  This week, we’ll look at the prayers for the mid-day meal.  Our mid-day meal should be preceded by the Lord’s prayer.


Prayer:  Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

 Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (if a priest is not present, continue after the parenthesis.  If a priest is present, he will say: For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages then you continue with) Amen.  Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. (if a priest is present, say “Father, bless”and he will finish the prayer.  Otherwise finish with:) Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.


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