Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Harvest
Creator of heaven and earth, you have studded the sky with stars and made it bright with lights, enriched the earth with fruits to satisfy our needs, given to humankind the clear light and the shining stars to enjoy, the earth’s produce to feed on.
We pray you, send us rain, abundant, plentiful, fertilizing; and make the earth yield fruit and to spare; for we know how you love us, we know your kindness. Hear our petitions and prayers and bless the whole earth, through Jesus Christ. May glory and power be yours, in the Holy Spirit, now and age after age. Amen.
Serapin of Thumis, c.339
We Cry, “Glory!” based on the Parable of the Sower
Lord of Life
You sow extravagantly
Some would cry, “Foolish”
We cry, “Glory!”
You sow your Word
“Glory!” to your grace and mercy
You save us from the stealing
The choking thorns
“Glory!” to your deliverance and power
You make our lives good, rich soil
Ready for your seed
In you, we grow up and increase and yield
“Glory!” to your goodness and faithfulness
We rejoice in you and in being your harvest
Help us bear your good and lasting fruit
now and always,
for the honor and glory of your name. Amen
We Cry, “Glory!” © 2018 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com
Hark! the voice of Jesus crying, “Who will go and work today?
Fields are white and harvests waiting,
Who will bear the sheaves away?”
Loud and long the Master calls us, Rich reward he offers free;
Who will answer, gladly saying,
“Here am I, send me, send me”? Amen.