Morning Prayer for Fall 2021

Sandhills by Chris M Morris on flickr.com

Opening

God of honey and harvest
of grain and grape
of ocean and orchard:
This harvest time
may we both praise and pray;
praise you for the abundance
and pray that this harvest is not just shared
but shared justly.

God of beehives and breadbaskets
of living webs and the weaving of life
of ecosystems and economy:
This harvest time
may we both praise and pray
praise you for the wealth of the harvest
and pray that this harvest is not just a promise
but is full of promise for all.

God of bumble bees and blue whales
evolution and environment
ice-field and star-field:
This harvest time
may we both praise and pray
praise you for the sheer wonder of the world
and pray that this harvest is not about our wealth
but the wealth of our generosity. Amen.

Prayer of Commitment written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws

Psalmody

Prayer and Readings for Today 

Prayer and Readings from dailylectio.net.

Dwelling in the Word

1. What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this reading?
2. What delights or comforts me in this reading?
3. What stories or memories does this story stir up within me?
4. What is God calling me to do or to be in this reading?

Gospel Canticle

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing/Sending

God of harvest,
gardener supreme,
you place us at the centre,
feed us, equip us and,
having provided for us,
look to a different harvest—
a fruitfulness of lives
in service to you
and others.
God of harvest,
feed us
prune us
harvest us
that our lives
might bring glory to you.
Amen.

—Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship – Prayers and Resources.

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