‘The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.
Gracious God, as the sun has shone this week on farmers harvesting the last of the wheat fields, and Churches and Schools begin to prepare to celebrate Harvest Festival services, we give thanks for the gifts of Your creation. We give thanks especially for all those who cultivate the land to ensure we have enough food to eat. So too, we give thanks for all those involved with food production from the fields, to the supermarket shelves. We acknowledge Lord God, that not everyone in our communities has enough to eat and we offer our support for the work of Food banks and other agencies. So too, we recognise that the effects of climate change are creating more and more challenges for farmers across the world, particularly those in poorer countries. And so we lift before You charities such as ‘All we Can’ and Christian Aid. Help those of us who have plenty to hear the voices of those who have less, and may we find ever resourceful ways to share what we have, so that all may benefit from the fruits of Your creation. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.