A Prayer for the Farming Community

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and keeping cool. As I sit here and type the weekly prayer up, it is raining. Perhaps the recent heatwave is on its way out.

This week I would like to pray for the farming community on whom We depend for our food, and the hierarchical order and beauty that are the British countryside. Those of Us who walk country paths or drive country lanes depend on the countryside community for keeping those paths and hedges in order so We can get about. At this time of year they are busy keeping the countryside from getting out of control, while worrying about crop yields, staff shortages and upcoming harvests. Thos of Us who have decided to holiday in the UK countryside depend on the country pubs and village shops; on those running bed & breakfasts and country hotels for our board and lodging.

For those of You who farm, please do not stress:

Fill your minds with those things that are good and deserve praise; things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honourable. Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

See things positively and pray for good outcomes. All will be well.

I wish You all a successful week ahead and a peaceful, loving Sunday. God Bless You all.

Loving God We pray for the farming community as they continue to work hard to bring us food. Bless them as they sow crops and care for livestock. Surround them with your love so they may know they are cared for and valued. Help us to be thankful for the food they produce and not to waste it. Amen