a psalm of harvest

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.

from Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation by Cameron Kempson

a psalm of thanksgiving

from my new book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation 

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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.

harvest photo with collander and squash

two prayers of thanksgiving

The following prayers are from: http://www.faithandworship.com/Prayers_Autumn.htm#ixzz3G9IwNQKG

 

We bless you,
God of Seed and Harvest
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

pumpkin seedling

 

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.