I couldn't find a better forum for this question than history. I was wondering if you would give me some information on the prayer that is customarily said before eating:
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
I have asked several people about the origins of this prayer and how it has become so popular, but nobody seems to have an answer. I was hoping you might be able to give me some information. Thank you so much for your time and effort. I truly appreciate it.