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Monday, October 19, 2015

Praying for Your Family - 19. Lunch

I recommend reading yesterday's post about the mealtime prayers and breakfast before you jump into this one.

Lunch comes next on the daily meal agenda! At home I often try to throw together a fast lunch with very little prep time so that it's not as time-consuming as dinner. Lunch time at the work place is often rushed.  This can be a wonderful opportunity for you to pray with and for your co-workers, as well as your family! A healthy lunch should involve a protein (meat, beans, fish), a whole grain carb (bread, rice, pasta, potato), at least one cup of vegetables (cooked, raw, or salad form), and a healthy fat again (1/2 an avocado, tablespoons nuts, nut butter, organic butter, or dark chocolate).  My favorite lunch meals usually involve a sandwich/wrap with some fruit or a salad with lots of toppings, including chicken, or hot soup.

Lunch is usually somewhere around mid-day, with half of the day spent and a good deal left.  It's also a great time to re-evaluate how we are doing in our relationships with those around us.  At lunch time, let's pray for loving attitudes toward others.

Lunch - Love Others

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this meal and providing for our family. Please help me to love them well and teach them to love each other.  Help us to be loving in the words we use and the tone in which we deliver them.  Give my husband and I loving, gentle hands, to teach our children how to love with touch in a kind way.  Help us to love the way your word instructs.  Let our love be genuinely patient and kind toward each other in our family and those not in our home. Help us to model that love forgives and keeps no record of wrongs.  When we fail to love, Lord, help us to remember that you loved us first, and gave your life for ours, so no sacrifice is too big in comparison.  Give our family a loving attitude toward all people we encounter, because you love them. Help us to remember even when we are inclined to be selfish, that love always gives more than it takes and expects nothing in return.  In Jesus' Name I pray,


This is post nineteen in a series on Praying for Your Family: a 31 Day Challenge.  You can go to the main 'landing page' and scroll to the bottom, for a list of all the days by clicking here: 
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