When I was a little girl we always said grace before dinner at my grandmas house. It went something like this: God is great God is good and we thank Him for this food" and then my silly grandfather would chime in " over the teeth, thru the gums....look out stomach here it comes " I would laugh at how silly he was. Today I was lavished with grace from a friend and her blog. I began telling the girls about it and they asked me why we say the same Catholic prayer before meals: "bless us oh Lord for these thy gifts for which we are about to receive, from thy bounty thru Christ our Lord, amen"
I explained to them the beauty of tradition, repetition and faith. Do I think it matters to God how we say our grace? No not really...just that we say something showing our gratitude and thankfulness for his supplication. I want the kids to know the traditional Catholic blessings as I think it keeps their faith firm, but once in awhile we do break out in the Superman prayer which I think especially is appealing to the boys: "thank you God for giving us food..." make sure you wave your arms like a superhero while saying it!
God is great and He is oh so good to me!