Prayers

This dinner prayer I found it online, liked it and adapted it a little, resulting in this:

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where the loved ones live,
We give you, O Lord, our thanks for these.
In a world where so many are hungry,
May we eat this food with humble hearts. Amen.

Somehow, though, I keep on stumbling at it when I say it out loud. So, I decided to make a Spanish version, which would go like this:

Por esta comida que nos quita el hambre,
por el descanso que nos proporciona este momento,
por la presencia en la mesa de nuestros seres queridos,
te damos las gracias, Señor, humildemente. Amén.

The problem is, not having a religious family or friends, I only say this prayer when I eat alone. So, a further adaptation is:

Por esta comida que me quita el hambre,
por el descanso que me proporciona este momento,
por la gracia de querer y ser querido,
te doy las gracias, Señor, humildemente. Amén.

Speaking of prayers, don’t forget the one you learnt from Yentl, the film:

Hear me, Oh Lord, master of the Universe, thou hast given me a son, who brings me great pride, and pleasure. And for this kindness, I thank thee forever and ever.

And the oldest, not yet surpassed in meaning, conciseness, essence, and compromise. Read it fresh:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil. Amen.
Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, 
santificado sea tu nombre;
venga a nosotros tu reino;
hágase tu voluntad 
así en la tierra como en el cielo.
El pan nuestro de cada día dánosle hoy;
perdónanos nuestras deudas,
así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores;
no nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén.  

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