Food Prayers are chanted to offer the food to God consecrate it before partaking.
Prayer Meaning
Oh Lord, Thou art the food,
Thou art the enjoyer of the food,
Thou art the giver and preparer of the food.
Along with the inward and outward breaths
You are the digestive fire that digests all types of food.
We offer to You, all that we consume.
Brahmarpanam Brahmahavir
Brahmagnou Brahmanahutam
Brahmaivatena Gantavyam
Brahmakarma Samadhina
The act of offering is God. The offering is God.
By God it is offered into the Fire of God.

God is That which is to be attained by him
who performs action pertaining to God.

– Bhagavad Geeta, Chapter 4, Verse 24

Aham Vaishvanaro Bhutva
Praninam Dehamashritaha
Pranapana Samayuktaha
Pachamyannam Chaturvidham
I reside as Vaishvanaro, the digestive power, in every living being.
I keep in balance the Prana (life breath) and Apana (downward moving air).
I digest and assimilate the four types of food partaken by every living being.

Bhagavad Geeta, Chapter 15, Verse 14

For a description of the five vital airs in the body, please read Sutra Vahini, Chapter 8, or, Summer Showers 1991 - Upanishads, Discourse 7.

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