Gardener’s Prayer

Bless, O God, my little plot of land, and the strength with which I’m tilling it, bless the seed I’m carefully planting, and the prayers I’m sowing with it. Bless the seasons that are coming, and the sunshine and the rain. Bless the days and shortening nights, and the hopes of my wee bairn. Bless, O Father of good giving,…


Creation, Thanksgiving, Work

Harvest Prayer – John Birch

Creator God, for daily bread and all who work to bring your harvest home we bring our thanks today. (pause) Forgive our ingratitude we who have so much yet waste what you have given. (pause) For those whose harvest is poor, whose crops have withered, water tainted, children starve, help those who bring relief and bestow on us an unaccustomed…


Ancient, Creation, Praise

Prayer Of Praise – St Gregory of Nazianzus

O God, You alone are unutterable, from the time you created all things that can be spoken of. You alone are unknowable, from the time you created all things that can be known. All things cry out about you, those which speak, and those which cannot speak. All things honour you; those which think, and those which cannot think. For…


Blessing, Creation, Peace

Deep Peace Blessing

Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep joy of the leaping fire to you, Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. – An adaptation of an old Celtic Blessing – By Sister Susan, Nada Hermitage, Colorado

Ancient, Creation, Mystics

Prayer Of Praise – St Patrick

Our God, God of all, God of heaven and earth, seas and rivers, God of sun and moon, of all the stars, God of high mountain and lowly valley, God over heaven, and in heaven, and under heaven. God who fills heaven and earth and sea and in all things that are in them. Who inspires all things, who gives life…


Creation, Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Holy Spirit River Flow

O Holy Spirit of Christ, Like a mountain stream rushing and flowing on. Carry us in the river of Your love and transport us gloriously, effortlessly, to the ocean of Your grace. Amen. This prayers has rewritten from the source. The original version is found at and used under Creative Commons License.

Creation, Need Or Trial, Pain

During A Storm

Heavenly Father, Be with us in this storm. We see your greatness and our weakness. We see your almighty power over all. O Lord we are helpless and in need of protection. Abide with us, stay with us in this storm. Protect our home, our crops, and our people. We trust you Jesus, The One who stilled the wind and…


Celtic, Creation

Ocean Prayer

  God the Father, all-powerful, all loving, Jesus, the Son of tears and sorrow, With thy co-assistance, O Holy Spirit! The Three-One, ever-living, ever-mighty, everlasting, Who brought the Children of Israel through the Red Sea, And Jonah to land from the belly of the great creature of the ocean, Who brought Paul and his companions in the ship, From the…


Creation, Poets

Pied Beauty – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles in all stipple upon the trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)…


Children, Creation

Children’s Creation Prayer

Loving Father we praise you: For the beautiful sun, For the rain which makes things grow, For the bush and the paddocks, For the sea and the sky, For the flowers and the birds, And for your gifts to us. Everything around us sings with joy. With all you made we sing for joy too! Amen.

Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug

Baptism, Creation

Thank You For The Waters

Thank you Jesus for the waters, The waters over which the Holy Spirit hovered before the world was made, The waters of the Red Sea through which you saved Israel, The waters of the Jordan which healed the leper Namaan, The waters drawn from the well at Cana, The waters that you turned to wine to tell us the feast…