Harvest Festival


God our Father has called us together to live in the community of the Christian Church. As we bring to mind his many blessings on us, let us ask for all the graces we need to live together as true Christians.


For a good harvest for farmers: let their work on the land be made fruitful so that they provide food for the people and let them bless the Lord for his unending goodness to them: (pause) … Lord hear us.

We pray for communities everywhere: that they may work together in growing food for all to share: (pause) … Lord hear us.

Let us pray for leaders in every land: that they may seek to nurture your creation and heal its man-made wounds: (pause) … Lord hear us.

Let us pray for our Bishop, and bishops throughout the world: may they be guided by the Holy Spirit and rejoice to preach the Gospel. Lord hear us.

We pray for the Church throughout the world: may her members sow the seeds of justice and reap a harvest of peace: (pause) … Lord hear us.

We pray for God’s blessing on the harvest and the fruits of all our work: may we always be grateful for the gifts God give us. Lord hear us.

We make our prayers with Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, as we say: Hail Mary … etc.

We pray in silence for our own needs.

God our Father, hear our prayer. Look with compassion on the needs of all your children. Grant us the grace to value each person as you value them. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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