Archive for April 17th, 2022

Exploring Hope: Why we pray before meals

Why do we pray before meals? Is it simply a valuable practice of mindfulness, as Emily Heil seems to indicate in a recent Washington Post article? Is it merely a quaint ritual or a man-made tradition? And most importantly, what does the Bible teach us? First and foremost, we pray before meals because of the example of Jesus. In Matthew 14:19, Jesus “looked up to ...