Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and have had an excellent week. As the leaves begin to fall, it is that time of year again. Harvest festivals are being prepared across the land. Combines are working overnight. Farmers are at full stretch.
So today I would like You to pray for the farmers and a bounteous harvest.
To those of You who are farmers, I know full well that You will be worrying about the weather. This mix of sunshine and rain can be a blessing to some and it can also be seen by others as a burden. Let its combination result in a fine harvest for You and Your family.
To the rest of You, please find time this week to realise that You are worth so much. That we are lucky to live in this fine and pleasant land. That we should honour our food providers and thank our farmers for our daily bread.
Have a peaceful day. God Bless You all.
Heavenly Father, King of the Universe, you are the sole source of abundance. With your help I plant my crops and by your power they give forth a harvest.
Grant me the grace always to work with all my strength and ingenuity in cultivating the soil so that it will bring forth fruits for my benefits and the benefit of all who will use them. Make me ever cognisant that without my part in the work of harnessing the goods of the earth, these particular goods would be lacking to my brothers and sisters in this world.
Enable me at the same time to realise that without your part in this process I would be working in vain. Accept my thanks for your continuous help in the past and your never failing assistance in the future.