Garden Blessing for Earth Day


Earth Day is next week and it seems as though spring will be in full swing for us to celebrate it.  For those of you who are just getting out into your gardens to dig and plant here is a garden blessing prayer from my ebook To Garden With God you may like to use to dedicate your garden.

God bless this garden

Through which your glory shines

May we see in its beauty the wonder of your love

God bless the soil

Rich and teeming with life

May we see in its fertility the promise of new creation

God bless our toil

As we dig deep to turn the soil

May we see in our labour your call to be good stewards

God bless each seed

That takes root and grows

May we see in their flourishing the hope of transformation

God bless the rains

That water our efforts to bring forth life

May we see in their constancy God’s faithful care

God bless the harvest

Abundant and bountiful in season

May we see in God’s generosity our need to share

God bless this garden

As you bless all creation with your love

May we see in its glory your awesome majesty

Amen

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13 Responses

  1. […] Garden blessing prayer from Christine Sine’s ebook To Garden With God Category: Events, Global, Prayer |  Email Post |  Print Post | […]

  2. Dear Christine,

    I plan to use your prayer at the blessing of our new community garden at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Pleasanton, CA! Our congregation will celebrate St. Francis day by blessing both garden and animals…a whole creation celebration! Thanks for writing such a lovely prayer!

    Sincerely,

    The Rev. Ron Culmer,
    Rector
    St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Pleasanton CA

  3. Ron,
    I am glad that you are able to use it. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. We also will be using your prayer to bless our community garden and the animals. Looks like a trend, at least here in the Bay Area!

    Ben Daniel, Pastor
    Foothill Presbyterian Church
    San Jose, CA

  5. Wonderful – thanks Ben for letting me know. And any comments or photos afterwards would be most welcome

  6. Dear Christine, I will be teaching a yoga class series called Yoga for Gardeners beginning tomorrow at a local botanical garden . I will read your prayer at the end of my first class! Thank you for sharing it! Susan Bonnici

  7. Thank you for letting me know how you are using it

  8. Dear Christine,

    We will be using your prayer in our worship service this Sunday as we dedicate our brand new community garden. Thanks for your beautiful words.

    Eileen

  9. I appreciate you letting me know

  10. Hi Christine,
    Hoping you will grant permission for me to reprint your prayer in our church newsletter which will have a gardening theme for this quarter.
    Thank you
    Linda
    Mary Valley Uniting Church, Qld.

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