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Advice on saying 'Grace'

Old May 26th 2010, 10:15 am
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I've been asked to say 'Grace' at a wedding reception (in the UK) on Saturday.

Not sure how to pitch it..........

The couple are both divorced, neither is particularly religious (although it's a church wedding), and there will be both very elderly and very young people present.

Any suggestions please?
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Old May 26th 2010, 10:19 am
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For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly grateful...simples
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Old May 26th 2010, 10:22 am
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For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly grateful...simples
Too dull........... and frankly too religious. I'm happy to 'give thanks' in a general way, but was hoping to avoid 'God', 'Lord', etc.
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For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly grateful...simples

Came to my mind as well before I saw your post, concluding with:

"...for Jesus Christ's sake Amen!"


Exactly what we used to parrot at primary school, along with:


"seven and sixpence please in the morning" for our (weekly) dinner money.
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What about Burns' 'Selkirk Grace'...

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat,
and sae the Lord be thankit.
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Old May 26th 2010, 10:35 am
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The trouble is, I appear to have acquired a reputation for being a 'witty' and 'original' speaker , which is why I have been asked. I don't think they'll be impressed if I just say something a third-rate curate from Bognor Regis could easily have come up with...........

Still working on it............
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For what we are about to receive,
for what we already have
and for what we will gain in the future
be grateful and count your blessings everyday ........... now tuck in and enjoy your meal.

Something about blessings isn't religious so could be an idea.
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I would like to raise a toast to [mates mother in law] for she has a lovely spread...
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Old May 26th 2010, 11:31 am
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The trouble is, I appear to have acquired a reputation for being a 'witty' and 'original' speaker , which is why I have been asked.
those poor people are going to be soooo disappointed...
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May we thank God for the good fortune to be friends and relatives of those gathered here today.
May we thank God for the abundance which permits us to sit and eat with our friends and relatives.
And may we thank God for the opportunity to sleep...safely in our beds.
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Rubia-dub-dub Thanks for the grub, hooray God

Over the teeth and through the gums look out stomach here it come


God of goodness, bless our food,
Keep us in a pleasant mood.
Bless the cook and all who serve us.
From indigestion, Lord preserve us.

Lord may we eat all we are able
Until our stomachs touch the table

Heavenly father, keep us alive. There`s ten for dinner and food for five.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
May we thank God for the good fortune to be friends and relatives of those gathered here today.
May we thank God for the abundance which permits us to sit and eat with our friends and relatives.
And may we thank God for the opportunity to sleep...safely in our beds.
yeah...cause that's really not religious
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yeah...cause that's really not religious
Yeah, sorry. Didn't think you'd really come to BE for advice...
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Yeah, sorry. Didn't think you'd really come to BE for advice...
it's not for me...
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it's not for me...
Not firing on all cylinders today...
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