Regardless of your background, you have undoubtedly have seen people pray before mealtime. Chances are if you’re reading this blog on a Christian news site, you may have done it a time or two yourself.
Here’s a link to an informal poll on CNN’s Eatocracy blog.
There are five choices:
- Always, the same every time
- Always, but less formally worded
- When I remember to
- Only on holidays or special occasions
- I used to but I don’t anymore
- I don’t, but I’m not opposed
- I actively refuse.
As is the case with most surveys, you don’t see how the votes pan out until you vote yourself.
Giving an honest answer, I put always, but less formally worded. It’s ordinary for us when we sit at the table as a family to recite the “God is great, God is good, Let us thank Him for our food…” prayer, but if I’m grabbing an Asiago Roast Beef at Panera – probably my favorite eat-out sandwich around – I may say a quiet prayer as I take my first or second bite, perhaps forgetting off the bat.
My response was the most popular of the roughly 2,700 votes cast when I took part.
Where would you fall on the spectrum?