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Catholic Prayer: Prayer of a Rural Family

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For families living a more agrarian life, depending on the seasons for their sustenance, this is a beautiful prayer.

This prayer can be said in conjunction with the novena to St. Isidore.

Prayer:

Wise and compassionate God, accept this our prayer; Sheltered from storm and darkness, under this roof, This family kneels to adore You. For the day just past, For keeping us safely, body and soul, Now we most humbly Thank You. For hilltops and verdure, For sunlight and wind and boundless space, For rain and sky's rich color, For boughs and blossoms and cold clean snow, We are eternally grateful. For birds and beasts, For the good black earth and the seeds producing The plenteous harvest; for times without number When we have eaten of that same harvest, We thank You and bless You forever. Deliver us safely, if such be Your will, From deluge and drought, From famine and war and disaster. Give us tomorrow, as yesterday and today. All things most needed for rightful living; And move our hearts that we may have sorrow For sinning against You. God of the hearth and the harvest, Your children, here kneeling, adore You. Bless now our rest And cherish us safe till the morrow.

Prayer Source: Novena in Honor of St. Isidore: Patron of Farmers by National Catholic Rural Life Conference, National Catholic Rural Life Conference
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