Does anyone recognize these verses above as being a part of a table grace? Back when I was a child, my grandparents, who happened to be Lutheran, always quoted this portion of scripture within their table grace before any meal. The only other part I remember is "Come Lord Jesus, Be our Guest....and something something...be blest..." I don't remember the rest of the words. If you remember this, or have heard it all put together as a table blessing, would you please fill in the blanks for me? I would be most grateful! All of the members of that generation have now passed on, and I don't know if any of our generation carried on that particular tradition. I hate to see old family traditions lost in the shuffle from one generation to the other...
In previous verses of this same Psalm, King David says that
"One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness." (Psalm 145:4-7)Speaking of table blessings, and other kinds of blessings in general...it is good to remind ourselves and each other about the blessings of the Lord each day. That is one of the main reasons I am writing this blog. I know I sometimes stray on to more personal or whimsical topics, but hopefully the reader will always see the truth of God's goodness and glory intertwined throughout each story or message. If you have not felt His presence, or if you have not caught a glimpse of my Savior throughout these little vignettes of my life, then I must apologize for not doing my job.
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"I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable." (Psalm 145:1-3)
I would like to add, on the eve of Independence Day, I thank my Lord and God for this great nation, and the marvelous country into which I was so blessed to be born. I didn't have anything to do with that...it was totally God's plan for my life...and I just want to praise Him for this great privilege.
"America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!" Amen!!
July 3, 2015: Today is Random Journal Day...when several of us here in blogland share blasts from the past from our journals and writings. Please Click HERE to see what others are writing about this month!