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Rogation 2021 - Penny Snowden

Welcome to a reflection for Rogation

O God, who has placed us as your children in a world you have created for us:

Give us thankful hearts as we work and as we pray.

We praise you for the day of light and life, for the night which brings rest and sleep, and for the ordered course of nature, seedtime and harvest, which you have given us.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

A Yoruba poem from West Africa where our plenty could seem like heaven itself

Enjoy the earth gently, enjoy the earth gently,

for if the earth is spoiled it cannot be repaired.

Enjoy the earth gently.

God of the seed of life, you hold us gently in your hands.

Teach us to be gentle with the earth.

May we learn from our mistakes when we are abusive and rough.

May we grow our vision for the health of the planet and its people.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer

May we see your presence in everything that grows in the world of nature, communities, politics, industry and your church.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer

May our one humanity, let justice grow and hope reach for the light.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer

In our cycle of prayer for the growth of this community, bless our search for beauty in art and music, in creativity in everything we do with our minds and bodies.

We thank you that our basic needs are met and we can grow in these ways.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer

In silence now, hold in love and prayer any needs in the world; bring them now to the energy of God’s love.

God of life, we are your seed in your hands. Help us to be scattered as your hand releases us to provide for the growing of your kingdom.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers....

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.


The Lord be with you

And also with you.

The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all now and ever more. AMEN

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!

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