Almighty God You blessed the earth to make it fruitful, bringing forth in abundance whatever is needed for the support of our lives. Prosper, we implore You, the work of farmers, grant to them seasonable weather that they may gather in the fruit of the earth and thus proclaim Your goodness with thanksgiving. May we see by this noble vocation that with Your help they feed the world. Cause all people who give thanks over their food to treat those who produce it with both honor and respect.
photo taken by J Swygart of the Decatur Daily Democrat
Prayer for Agricultgure from Lutheran Worship with one petition added