Before each meal, William and Elizabeth Pearl would recite the following grace. Their children and grandchildren continued the tradition saying this prayer whenever they gathered for a meal. It bound us together and defined us as family as we proclaimed our gratitude for our blessings.
The Family Prayer is as follows:
We thank thee, Father, wise and good, for home and friends and daily food. Bless to our use this food we take, and save us all for Jesus’ sake. Amen
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I had remembered that we always said this at Grandma Estabrook’s table and then at Alan’s moms. However, I had forgotten how it went and couldn’t find it when we cleaned out mom’s house. We had had it written in calligraphy and framed for a Christmas gift one year for mom. I appreciate seeing it in print once again. Thank you!