Here’s an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 113. It comes from the Christian Aid website.
(inspired by Psalm 113)
God of all life,
beyond our imagining, and yet coming so close;
you refuse to leave those in need on the rubbish dump.
You give the poor a place of dignity among the powerful.
You make a home for the homeless,
and bring joy abounding to families and communities.
As we gather to celebrate and give thanks
for your harvest of blessing,
may we live within your reality,
share your vision,
and do your will,
that the whole earth may echo your glory. Amen.
~ from Ideas for Harvest: Worship and Prayer, posted on the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/Harvest-2013-prayers_tcm15-69840.pdf