Benedictio Mensae (Blessings Before and After Meals)

Benedic, Domine, nos et haec tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.Ante prandium;

Mensae coelestis participes faciat nos, Rex aeternae gloriae. Amen.

Ante cenam;

Ad coenam vitae aeternae perducat nos, Rex aeternae gloriae. Amen.

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.Add for midday;

May the King of everlasting glory make us partakers of the heavenly table. Amen.

Add for evening;

May the King of ever-lasting glory lead us to the banquet of life eternal. Amen.

 

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