Harvest Prayers

Father God,

 

At this harvest time we thank you for all the good things you give us every day.  As we thank you for our food we remember all those who do not have enough for even one proper meal each day. Bless all those, Lord, who suffer because of the greed of others. Help us to share the harvests of the world more fairly so everyone can be fed and there will be no more starvation.

 

Lord of all creation: Hear our prayer

Father God,

 

At this harvest time we thank you for the hard work of all those who grow, protect and prepare our food; for the shopkeepers, the transport delivery drivers, the processors and the farmers. Bless all those, Lord, who do not earn a fair day’s pay for their hard work both at home and in other countries. Help us to want to buy local produce and fairly traded goods wherever we can so that everyone can work with dignity and there will be no more poverty.

 

Lord of all creation: Hear our prayer

Father God,

 

At this harvest time we thank you for the world we see around us; for the flowers, the trees and the animals. Bless all those who care for them, Lord. Help us to protect your creation by being careful about how we use your resources so that there will be clean water, clean air and plenty of wild birds, mammals and insects to maintain the ecological balance of our countryside.

 

Lord of all creation: Hear our prayer

Father God,

 

As we give thanks for all that is good in your creation and all who bring in the Harvest of the sea and the land, we are conscious of so much that we get wrong. So we give thanks too for your grace and patience with us when we fail to look after your world as we should. Help us to change so that we too become a new creation walking in the light of your Gospel.

 

Lord of all creation: Hear our prayer

Father God,

 

At this harvest time we ask for your blessing on our families, friends and neighbours, on those who are sick and those who have died. Help us to recognise the interdependence of all of life and the importance of just relations and responsible stewardship of all you continue to give us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Lord of all creation: Hear our prayer

 

This harvest morning and every day.  In Jesus name we ask:   Amen.

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