Sep 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Harvest Prayer

Here’s a beautiful Harvest Prayer written by John Birch.  It combines thanksgiving, confession and intercession.  You can find many more excellent prayers on his Faith and Worship site.  

Harvest Prayer

Creator God, for daily bread
and all who work
to bring your harvest home
we bring our thanks today.

(pause)

Forgive our ingratitude
we who have so much
yet waste what you have given.

(pause)

For those whose harvest is poor,
whose crops have withered,
water tainted, children starve,
help those who bring relief
and bestow on us
an unaccustomed generosity,
that all might share from your garden
and all might sing your praise.

(pause)

Creator God, provider of all
we bring our thanks today.
And we bless each other
that the beauty of this world
and the love that created it
might be expressed though our lives
and be a blessing to others
now and always.

Amen.

—Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship - Prayers and Resources as part of a larger Harvest Thanksgiving liturgy.  To view the whole liturgy, click here

For more creative worship resources for Thanksgiving Sunday or Harvest celebrations, click on Thanksgiving Sunday in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or see this Thanksgiving Day Resources index.

For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Scriptural Prayer Index or this Topical Prayer Index.