Friday, February 8, 2008

The Kitchen: The Heart of the Home

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home. Our pioneer ancestors cooked their meals at their hearth in the midst of all their family. Click HERE to read the article.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prayer for My Household

Each morning when you awaken,
Just offer God the day;
Each task that's undertaken,
Whether work or play.
Offer Him your happiness,
Your cares and troubles too;
Just tell Him that you don't forget
All He has done for you.
Now, if you follow this recipe,
You, surely, soon will find,
Your life will be without a care
And full of bright sunshine.
-Author Unknown

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bedtime Prayers for Children

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Guard me Jesus through the night, and wake me with the morning light. Amen.

Angels bless and angels keep, Angels guard me while I sleep. Bless my heart and bless my home, Bless my spirit as I roam. Guide and guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning's light. Amen.

Bless me Lord, this night I pray, Keep me safe till dawn of day, Bless my mother and my father, Bless my sister and my brother, Bless each little girl and boy, Bless them all for heavenly joy. Amen.

Father in heaven hear my prayer. Keep me in thy loving care. Be my guide in all I do, and bless all those who love me too. Amen.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, bless this bed I sleep upon. Four corners to my bed, four angels surround my head. One to watch and one to pray, and two to keep all harm away. Amen.

Father, keep us through the night, 'til the pleasant morning light. Bless with all thy tender care, little children everywhere. Amen.

Mealtime Prayers for Children

God is great! God is good!Let us thank God for our food. Amen.

We thank Thee Lord, for happy hearts, for rain and sunny weather. We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food, and that we are together. Amen.

Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive from Your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be present at our table, Lord! Be here and everywhere adored. Your mercies bless, and grant that we may feast in Paradise with Thee! Amen.

Our Heavenly Father, kind and good, we thank Thee for our daily food. We thank Thee for Thy love and care. Be with us Lord, and hear our prayer. Amen.

Thank you for the world so sweet, Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing, Thank you God for everything. Amen.