Gardeners act of commitment — Ana Gobledale, UK

 

A responsive reading to use at a

Blessing of the Gardens & Gardeners service,

on Earth Day, or any day in springtime.

 

LEADER:       Seeds we bring

 

PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use;

 

LEADER:       Hoes and trowels we bring

 

PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use;

 

LEADER:       Hands and gloves we bring

 

PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use;

 

LEADER:       Ourselves we bring

 

PEOPLE:       for God’s blessing and use.

 

Leader:        Spirit of creation,

we commit to use these tools and hands for you,

to work as your gardeners and farmers

nurturing these seeds into life.

Encourage and empower us in this task.

Amen.

Inspired by a harvest prayer from East Africa