USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country - Cub Scout Graces




This happy meal will happier be,

If we, O Lord, remember You.



We thank you Lord for happy hearts,

For fine and sunny weather,

We thank you Lord for this our food,

And that we are together.



As we enjoy this earthly food at this table you have spread,

We'll not forget to thank you, Lord, for all our daily bread.

For every cup and plateful,

God make us truly grateful.



Oh God, who gives all things good,

We pray You now to bless our food.



For these gifts we thank You,

Lord, and we pray

That our deeds may praise You,

Not merely what we say.



For these and all the things we hold dear,

And most of all for Your loving care,

we thank You, Oh God.



Oh, the Lord is good to me, and

so I thank the Lord, for giving me the things I need,

the sun and the rain and the apple seed,

Oh, the Lord is good to me.




God is great and God is good;

And we thank Him for this food.

By his hand we are fed;

Grant us, Lord, our daily bread.


A grace for use as an Invocation at a Blue and Gold Banquet:

Scouts, family members and friends

let us take this moment to offer a prayer.

Here in Your presence many friends and families are gathered to celebrate in fellowship

the achievements and accomplishments

of these young Cub Scouts.

We thank You for this fellowship and for helping these families to give their sons the opportunity to grow and learn to do their best at all they try.

Open the heart of each Scout to realize his duty to You

and his promise to help others

and give his parents joy and patience as

he learns and tries new things.

For these gifts and the blessing of abundant food

to nourish us in spirit and in body

we give You thanks.


By Michael F. Bowman

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