Catholic Prayer: Easter Season I Table Blessing 1
These prayer are used from Easter Monday until Ascension Thursday.
BEFORE THE MEAL
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad, let us praise the Lord for his goodness. For behold, Jesus died and now lives for evermore. Alleluia!
ALL: He has gone before us. Yet he is with us for all time. Alleluia!
Leader: Lord, in this most holy season let your blessing rest upon us and upon our table. Strengthen us in this time together. We ask this in Jesus' name.
AFTER THE MEAL
Leader: Blest are you, Lord our God, who gathers us together in Jesus' name. We thank you for sharing your life with us, both in this meal and in all the ways you sustain us, through Christ, our Risen Lord.
ALL: Amen.Prayer Source: Prayers at Meals by Michael Kwatera, O.S.B. and Dietrich Reinhart, O.S.B., The Liturgical Press