And These Thy Gifts aims to continue the Christian tradition of praying before eating a meal. While there are other books of collections of meal prayers, they require either multiple copies of the books or sheets printed with various refrains or verses on them. This book, composed of simple meal prayers based on the Psalms and biblical canticles, requires that only the leader choose a prayer and pray it before a family sits down to share a meal.
This book presents choices of simple meal prayers that correspond to the seasons of the liturgical year. The book is designed to be kept on the table or counter where it can be used for a few seconds before eating.