I’d like to start an open thread on prayer before meals (and after meals, too, if that is your custom).

What are your favorite table graces? For those who pray spontaneously, what themes do you normally include? For those who use a fixed form of words, which prayer do you love the best?

Does anybody sing table graces? Will a diversity of religions among those at your table for Thanksgiving change the way you pray? Any prayers especially loved by children?

I look forward to reading your responses. A blessed and prayerful Thanksgiving to all our readers, in the US and abroad, who will celebrate this holiday. (Canadians already celebrated this one; belated good wishes to you too!)