from my new book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation
God of Bounty,
We offer thanksgiving to you
in this season of harvest.
For the food you created,
for the rich soil that sheltered the seeds
for the morning sun that warmed them
and for the gentle rain that nourished them.
We offer gratitude to those
who gathered the crops
with callused hands
and pray for their health and welfare
as caretakers of your earth.
We remember your call for us as
stewards of your creation.
May we offer thanks and praise to you
by caring for land, air and water
and by sharing the bounty you provide
with those who seek a banquet of blessings.
We lift up Thanksgiving in the name
of our Creator and Sustainer.