Prayer

A Harvest Thank You

Thank you for giving us our harvest;
Thank you that we have food to eat;
Thank you for all the golden grain that
makes a field of wheat.

Thank you for every day of sunshine;
Thank you for every shower of rain;
Thank you for every wayside flower
in a country lane.

Thank you for every crispy apple;
Thank you for shining blackberries;
Thank you for juicy pears and peaches
from the leafy trees.

Thank you for all the ripe tomatoes;
Thank you for peas and beans we grow;
Thank you for carrots and potatoes.
We enjoy them so!

Thank you for all the busy bakers;
Thank you for farmers, grocers too;
Thank you for all the merchant sailors
and the work they do.

Thank you for giving us our harvest;
Thank you for autumn colours gay;
Help us to show our thanks by serving
you, Lord, day by day.

The children and teachers of Clermont Congregational Church, Brighton


from ‘Called to praise’,
an anthology compiled by Donald Hilton,
Christian education, 2005