Chatty - posted on 07/04/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
Some background.... when we have dinner anywhere with my in-laws (whether it's at THEIR house or at OUR house, out for dinner in public, or even at MY PARENTS house) they 'encourage' us to pray before our meal. My FIL will usually be the one to say a prayer BEFORE any of us touch our food. I follow along and encourage Roxanne to do the same but I admit it makes me a lil' uncomfortable. I don't mind doing it in their home out of respect for them but is it appropriate for them to expect to say 'grace' in my home or even more strangely, at my parents home? I LOVE my in-laws and my parents have great respect for them and my parents said that it doesn't bother them, but, I know that it really bothers my brother and his wife.....they feel that it's disrespectful to insist that we all refrain from eating, bow our heads and pray to a God that they don't believe in. For me, personally, I don't really care.....like I said before, it feels silly to me but I also don't feel any need to protest!
What are your thoughts? Would you be offended if someone asked if they could pray at your table and hoped you would join in?