We bow our heads and fold our hands…
We thank our Heavenly Father for the food before us, and the family beside us…
Then, we say, Amen.
Dishes clink and clang as we prepare to eat our food.
But just a second later, complaining words and discontented looks are seen and heard.
Food is wasted by dissatisfied tastes, and all leave the table, more like enemies than family beings.
Our daily prayers can seem more like a repetitive prayer with no meaning, than actually giving thanks.
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” ~Matthew 6:7
Are we truly thankful? Or do we say we are and then despise what we should be thankful for.
In many parts of the world, people go hungry. They are truly thankful for every little bit of food that they have.
We, who have an adundance of food, find it easy to complain about the smell, taste, or look, about the food we have been given. We tend to waste a lot because it is disliked in someway or rots in the fridge.
We need to not lie to our Heavenly Father. Thanking Him one moment and complaining the next.
Let us be truly thankful for all that we have. Let our prayers be true…each and every one.