Blessing of Benison Farm

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 11th at 3:00 for the Blessing of the Farm. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

The Blessing of Benison Farm

Leader: The Lord be with you!

Community: And also with you!

Leader: We gather together to ask God’s blessing on our farm and to reflect on our own blessings. We dedicate our efforts in this farm to the glory of God, to be used for God’s purposes here on earth.

The Leader will read the litany of prayers for blessings; the community will join each prayer for
blessing with the words, “We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.” Holy Water might be sprinkled
upon plants, seeds, soil, and all those in attendance at the conclusion of this blessing.

As all the earth is a garden, Lord, we ask that you bless this small piece of the earth. As Your light shines upon us and upon this farm, giving us life, likewise help us to give light and life to others.

We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.

We ask you, Lord, to bless the water that will nourish this farm. Help the roots of our plants tap into life-giving water. Help us to always be rooted in your love and in the water of the Holy Spirit.

We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.

We ask you, Lord, to bless the soil that nourishes new life in this ground and in this community. Help us to look in awe at the mysteries of your work not yet seen. Help us to appreciate the nourishment of your earth and use it wisely.

We ask you, Lord, to bless our farm.

We ask you, Lord, to bless the seeds planted here. Help them to sprout and grow. Give all new life within this farm the right conditions to grow and bear fruit in Your Light.

We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.

We ask you, Lord, for the knowledge, wisdom, and tools to best tend our farm and do your work to give life to ourselves and others.

We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.

We ask you, Lord, for a bountiful harvest, both in our farm and in our lives. Give us the wisdom to take what we need to feed ourselves and to use our abundance to the benefit of others.

We pray you, Lord, to bless our farm.

Bless this farm, O Lord, and all life within it. Give us nourishment from this farm, as we feed ourselves and the entire human family through your love and your gifts.

In Christ’s name, Amen.

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