Here’s an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 65. It was written by Michael Perry.
Preparing for Worship
(inspired by Psalm 65)
Our God, we come together to praise you,
and to renew our promises to you;
for you have overcome our failings,
you have forgiven our sins and answered our prayers:
thank you for sending the rain to make the land rich and fertile,
thank you for filling the streams with water,
thank you for providing the earth with crops,
for making the young plants grow,
thank you for the cattle in the pastures and the sheep upon the hillside;
thank you, Lord, for the harvest. Amen.