Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Creating Home: A Program on Developing a Sense of Home Grounded in Faith for Grades K-1

Leader Resource 2: Four Graces

Part of Creating Home

Grace #1

For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything your goodness sends,

Thank you!

adapted from a grace of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Reverend Phil Lund. Sung to the tune of “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

Grace #2

Loving spirit be our guest.

Dine with us, share our bread

That our table might be blessed

And our souls be fed.

by Reverend Gary Kowalski, may be sung to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Grace #3

Oh, the Earth is good to me,

and so I thank the Earth

for giving me the things I need,

the sun, the rain and the apple seed

the earth is good to me.

adapted by Pat Kahn from a Girl Scout grace, from a song, “Johnny Appleseed,” by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent

Grace #4

We lift our hearts in thanks today for all the gifts of life.

by Percival Chubb