Prayer for the month

For October, and with our Harvest Festival at St George’s taking place in a week’s time, Lucy has chosen ‘A Prayer at Harvest Time’, from the Celtic Daily Prayer Book.

Land is a gift of God to his people.
The scriptures remind us
that the people of God
are charged with tending, caring,
resting and stewarding the land.
But when people violate God’s laws
then the land is spoiled.

We confess our sin
in penitence
and with sorrow.

We grieve at the polluted seas,
poisoned atmosphere,
all ugliness, misuse and greed,
at arrogant exploitation 
and indifference to consequences.

Have mercy on us Lord.
Heal our lives,
and your world.