BLESSING| A Prayer to Bless the Bread
Before putting your bread or baked good into the oven, say this prayer:
Your last meal was an ordinary meal—
Simple bread and juice, nothing fancy;
And yet, it was holy.
It was holy because all were welcomed at your table—
Even the one who would betray you.
So today we prepare our own bread as a form of prayer.
And in our kneading and mixing,
In our measuring and waiting,
In our recipe-card-reading and taste-testing,
We remember you.
As these ingredients mix,
May our hearts mix with yours.
And as this bread rises,
May our awareness of you rise.
And as this bread is shared,
May your love be shared.
With hope and gratitude we pray,
Tip: Color while the bread is baking, and then use your colored pages as placemats for your shared meal!