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Catholic Prayer: Roman Ritual: Blessing of a Granary or the Harvest

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This blessing of the harvest from the 1964 version of the Roman Ritual can be used on harvest feasts, such as the traditional Lammas Day (St. Peter in Chains, August 1), the Transfiguration on August 6.

Prayer:

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth. P: The Lord be with you. All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

Lord God almighty, who never fail to bestow on men an abundance of heavenly gifts, as well as the rich fruits of the earth; we give thanks to you in your glory for this harvest of grain, and beg you again to bless + the harvest which we have received from your bounty, to preserve it and to shield it from harm. Grant also that, having had our desire for earthly needs filled, we may bask under your protection, praise your kindness and mercy without ceasing, and make use of temporal goods in such a way as not to lose everlasting goods; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.

They are sprinkled with holy water.

Prayer Source: Roman Ritual, The, Complete Edition by Philip T. Weller, S.T.D., The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, WI, 1964