GRACES AND PRAYERS
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