How — and Do — You Pray at Mealtime?

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?

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