Saying Grace

PrayersFor each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is a sectarian grace we have used in Boy Scouts for as long as I can remember, named for and perhaps originating from the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico:

Philmont Grace
For food, for raiment,
For life, for opportunity,
For friendship and fellowship . . .
We thank Thee, O Lord.

My Father said this grace at each meal.  When he was alive he was a scout master and was able to attend the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. I believe my mother was able to attend as well. This grace is known throughout my family and is a blessing for all.

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