Thank You God for Your loving kindness and tender mercies. Thank you for Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God, who hung, bled and died on Calvary so that I might live to live again with You eternally.
Thank you for the food that You have provided for us in the earth. Real food that nourishes and provides health to our navel and marrow to our bones.
In Your Infinite wisdom, You have given us seed for the sower and bread for food. The grasses, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables and oils in their natural state have healing properties. Animals give milk and meat that are compatible with our bodies and facilitate the necessary functions and processes required for life fit for service to You.
Because You are a God of order, You created the perfect balance of the life cycles for all creation. Insects move pollen to ensure the production of seeds in plants, rain in its season to water crops and the sun to give light, heat, and energy to plants that intake carbon dioxide and release oxygen for us to breathe. We then exhale carbon dioxide for the plants and the cycle continues.
In all Your knowledge, You have revealed to us practices to rotate crops, irrigate the land, feed the living soil organisms that provide vital sustenance of vitamins, minerals and enzymes for our food.
In the simplicity of Your plan for us, You have given us techniques of preparing food that accentuates the many tastes and textures: barbequing, baking, frying, sautéing, boiling and fermenting.
In the power of Your love for us, continue to give us the head and heart knowledge to resist tampering with the laws of nature that You have set in place, wisdom to know when someone has and courage to course correct speedily.
For all of these things we are extremely grateful.
Always in Jesus’ Name, Amen.