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A Scout is Reverent

"Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time."
By Marian Wright Edelman

Graces for Meals

There are several resources for graces on the internet.

Here is one that includes some fun graces:

Philmont Grace

For Food, For Raiment,
For Life, For Opportunity,
For Friendship and Fellowship,
We Thank Thee O Lord.

Johnny Appleseed Grace

Oh the Lord's been good to me,
And so I thank the Lord.
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the appleseed
The Lord's been good to me.

For All Your Goodness Lord

For all your goodness Lord,
We give you thanks.
Thanks for the food we eat,
And for the friends we meet,
For each new day we greet,
We give you thanks.

Be Present At Our Table Lord

Be present at our table Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored,
These mercies bless and grant that we
May strengthen for you service be.

Bless Our Friends, Bless Our Food

Tune: Edelweiss

Bless our friends, bless our food,
Come, oh, Lord and be with us.
May our words glow with peace,
May your love surround us.

Friendship and love, may it bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow, forever.
Bless our friends, bless our food,
Come, oh, Lord and be with us.

Sioux Table Prayer

Almighty Father,
Whose voice we hear in the wind,
Whose breath gives life to all the world,
And whose hand we see in all creation,
Grant that we may say,
As Blackhawk said,
That we never take a drink of water
Nor a bite to eat
Without being mindful of,
And grateful for,
Your goodness.

The Scout Beatitudes

From: The Scout Association of Ireland

Blessed are the Scouts who are taught to see beauty
in all things around them...
for their world will be a place of grace and wonder.

Blessed are the Scouts who are led with patience and understanding...
for they will learn the strength of endurance and the
gift of tolerance.

Blessed are the Scouts who are provided a home
where family members dwell in harmony and close
for they shall become the peacemakers of the world.

Blessed are the Scouts who are taught the value and
power of truth...

for they shall search for knowledge and use it with
wisdom and discernment.

Blessed are the Scouts who are guided by those with
faith in a loving Supreme Being...
for they will find Him early and will walk with Him
through life.

Blessed are the Scouts who are loved and know that
they are loved...
for they shall sow seeds of love in the world and reap
joy for themselves and others.