So take the time today and tonight to teach your children these prayers. It maybe even a good idea for you also to use them. Prayer serves a purpose of strengthening the connection between you and the Goddess and God.
Besides in the case of food and drink something sacrificed its life so that you could eat, so it is just good manners to thank the Gods and the Earth for the meal you are about to eat.
So for thanks or for aid, offer up prayer, They will listen to us and to you. I have had very moving rituals where all I did was bow my head in silence and send up my thoughts in prayer to the Lady and Lord.
Simple Prayer for saying Grace
Lord and Lady, watch over us,
and bless us as we eat.
Bless this food, this bounty of earth,
we thank you, so mote it be.
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Now I lay me down to rest
Goddess guard my little nest
Like the wee bird in the tree
Lovely Goddess, care for me.
Above, below, and round about
Keep all evil spirits out
Bless those I love, and bless me too.
Dearest Goddess, I love you.