The Kitchen Prayer
Lord of all pots and pans and things,
Since I’ve not time to be a saint by
doing lovely things
or watching fate with Thee or dreaming in the dawn light
or storming Heaven’s gates…
Make me a saint by cooking meals and
washing up the plates.
Although I must have Martha’s hands,
I have a Mary mind
And when I black the boots and shoes,
Thy sandals, Lord, I find.
I think of how they trod the earth,
what time I scrub the floor
Accept this meditation Lord,
I haven’t time for more.
Warm all the kitchen with Thy love,
and light it with Thy peace
Forgive me all my worrying
and make my grumbling cease.
Thou who didst love and give men food,
in room or by the sea
Accept this service that I do,
I do it unto Thee.
From: Velma Lee’s Country Kitchen
My Kitchen Prayer
God bless my little kitchen,
I love its every nook,
And bless me as I do my work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.
And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy great blessings and Thy grace,
But most of all Thy love.
As we partake of earthly food,
The table before us spread,
We’ll not forget to thank Thee, Lord,
Who gives us daily bread.
So bless my little kitchen, God,
And those who enter in,
May they find naught but Joy and Peace,
And Happiness therein.
Author: M. Peterson (1944)
THE KITCHEN PRAYER
May this kitchen be so filled with peace
that all who eat food prepared here receive peace.
May this kitchen be so filled with happiness
that all who eat food prepared here receive happiness.
May this kitchen be so filled with good will that working here is a joy.
Bless this kitchen Bless all who work here.
Bless the food that is prepared here.
May this kitchen and the work done here be a blessing to all who live.