Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Harvest Prayer

Here’s a prayer of thanks for the harvest season. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below (website only). The text follows.

Harvest Prayer
The yield arrives
Full and ripe,
Plump and ready,
Bursting in flavor,
Brimming with gifts
Of earth and sky.
Tree and grass,
Vine and root,
Blessings of the rich soil,
The gentle rain,
The constant sun.
Blessings from the flow of seasons,
And the work of our hands.
Blessings of abundance and grace,
The work of Your creation.

Blessed are You,
Adonai our G-d,
Source of Life,
Your bounty sustains us.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other prayers for the season include: “For Autumn,” “This Bounty” and “Life as a Banquet.”

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5 Responses to “Harvest Prayer”

  1. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    Alden, I am going to print this out and bring it to my Pastoral Formation class today; it is my turn to offer the prayer and this is perfect. (I am following your guidelines for sharing the prayer and you are fully attributed and the copyright will be on my copy!)

    Have a good fast, peace to you this day and always and blessings for a new year of life, of good, of hope.

    Shalom.

    Reply
    • tobendlight

      Fran, that’s great. I’m inspired when I hear that these prayers are actually being used. I’d love to hear if you get any response to it.
      Thank you for the blessings.
      In friendship,
      Alden

      Reply
  2. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    Hi Alden, I never got back to you! The prayer was so well received and everyone in my class (7 Catholics and 2 Baptists!) appreciated that I found this on your blog. My grad school (this whole diocese actually) is very ecumenical and especially between Catholics and Jews. Thanks for being so generous Alden, I wish you all good things.

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