"He is God! Thou seest us, O my God, gathered around this table, praising Thy bounty, with our gaze set upon Thy Kingdom. O Lord! Send down upon us Thy heavenly food and confer upon us Thy blessing. Thou art verily the Bestower, the Merciful, the Compassionate."
"The rays of the sun, moon and stars which nourish our bodies, and the five grains of the Earth which nurture our spirits, are all the gifts of the Eternal Buddha. Even a drop of water or a grain of rice is nothing but the result of meritorious work and hard labor. May this meal help us to maintain the health in body and mind, and to uphold the teachings of the Buddha to repay the Four Favors, and to perform the pure conduct of serving others."
"For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food,
for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends."
"This ritual is one. The food is one. We who offer the food are one. The fire of hunger is also one. All action is one. We who understand this are one."
"Thank you, oh Allah, for feeding us and making us amongst the believers."
"Blessed are You, Lord our God, master of the universe, who has kept us alive and sustained us and has brought us to this special time."
"Dear God, please enlighten me to sing your praise throughout the morning, noon and night. O greatest giver of all, we are very grateful to enjoy the food you provide. Bless us to get rid of our vices by gathering with your disciples. O Nanak, my heart is full of eternal gratitude for the company of enlightened beings."