I carried my cereal in one hand, blessed myself with my coffee-cup hand, and walked back to my desk while praying “Bless us O Lord and these they gifts…”. As I made sure my sign of the cross was slow so as not to spill my coffee I realized I wasn’t really focused on the prayer and appeared to be doing it out of habit/obligation.
I’m glad I remembered to pray — but prayer just to “get it out of the way” or have it be secondary to EVERYTHING else is not where prayer should come from.
It shouldn’t be “All Things + Prayer” – my approach should be “Prayer. Other things.”