You, O God, Majestic Creator, are the origin of all life.
Nothing can exclude itself from your creative influence.
You are wonderful in your words and in your sovereignty.
Amazed, I contemplate the perfection of the world
You are unmatched in your power and in your goodness.
O Lord, you direct like a conductor the orchestration of a storm,
You are prodigious in your majesty and in your wisdom.
Lord, you have fashioned human beings to accept
O Lord and King, Majestic Creator,
I worship you in your creation and in your providence.
from whom we have rain from the heavens
and abundance from the earth.
Blessed be God now and for ever.
Let us bless God,
from the very beginning of time
you commanded the earth to bring forth vegetation
and every fruit of every kind.
You provide the sower with seed and give bread to eat.
Grant, we pray, that this land,
enriched by your bounty and cultivated by human hands,
may be fertile with abundant crops.
Then your people, enriched by the gifts of your goodness,
will praise you unceasingly now and for all ages unending.
From Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers. Contains excerpts from the English translation of Book of Blessings, 1988, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc.
The Lord has bestowed the fruits of the earth
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Glory be to God for dappled things --
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced -- fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the Universe.
Blessings on your gardens, rural acreages and/or farmlands!
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