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Catholic Prayer: Blessing of Easter Food

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There is a lovely blessing of Easter food used traditionally in Poland. For the family blessing food for the first time, it is brief and beautiful. Father F.X. Weiser, S.J., in The Easter Book, gives the following translation.

Prayer:

O Lord, who hast blessed five loaves in the desert, Graciously give us bread for life's needs. Almighty God, let not Thy gifts lead us to sin. Let not the goblet of sparkling wine induce us to misdeeds. While we enjoy our feast, let us also in charity remember All those who suffer want and hunger. May not the pleasure of the body stifle the inspirations Of Thy Holy Spirit, O Lord.

Prayer Source: Family Customs: Easter to Pentecost by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1956
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