living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

farmer's prayers


On this page are two prayers for farming life. The first prayer reflects on God as creator and shepherd, faithfully caring for everything on the farm. It is a prayer for God's spirit to come and strengthen the farmer where there is anxiety or weariness. The second prayer is a thanksgiving for farming life, and may be appropriate to say at a harvest time church service or on Thanksgiving Day.

Farmer's prayer poem

As I rise with the dawn, I drink in the morning.
I taste the goodness of your creation and smell the crispness of new beginnings.
I sense you beside me, my good shepherd watching over me as I care for the farm.
I whistle a tune of praise as I go about my work.
I feel blessed to walk in the long lived rhythms of sowing, feeding and reaping.
Fill me anew today Lord with your Spirit.
Give me strength and health when I feel tired or weary.
I release my anxious thoughts to you,
Knowing that you hear my prayer.
Please bless my farm, my home, my family.
Please bless the work of my hands.
Please remind me each morning
To give thanks to you anew, my Lord and Saviour.

Amen.




Thanksgiving Prayer to God

A short prayer thanking God for his faithfulness and love through the changing seasons of life:-


"May I leap with your joy"



Prayer of thanksgiving for a farmer

(a prayer of thanks at harvest time)


I give thanks to you, Lord over all the earth.
I give thanks to you, Saviour, redeemer, forgiver of my sins.
I give thanks to you who made the sun and rain,
I give thanks to you for new growth that rises from fertile land.
I give thanks to you for harvests of grain, for nourishing bread.
I give thanks to you for fruit and vegetables, full of goodness.
I give thanks to you for refreshing milk and eggs freshly laid.
I give thanks to you for the hearty and healthy provision of meat and fish.
I give thanks to you for all your great bounty.
Surely we taste your goodness today with truly thankful hearts.

Amen.


quotes from the bible on farming

"Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

(Genesis 1:29, NIV)


"Trust the Lord and live right! The land will be yours, and you will be safe."

(Psalm 37:3, CEV)


"If you carefully obey all the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the Lord your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then he will send the rains in their proper seasons-the early and late rains - so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil. He will give you lush pastureland for your livestock, and you yourselves will have all you want to eat".

(Deuteronomy 11:13-15, NLT)