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Harvest Scene

Harvest Scene, by George Cole (1810–1883). From Cartwell Hall Art Gallery. (c) Bradford Museums and Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

O God, who hast made heaven and earth and all that is in them: We humbly beseech thee to bless and hallow these first–fruits of wheat, and to multiply them abundantly for us who offer them; and grant such seasonable weather that this year’s harvest may be plentiful, and we, rejoicing in thy gifts, may pay our thanks to thy divine majesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast taught us that man doth not live by bread alone: Feed us, we humbly beseech thee, with the true Bread that cometh down from heaven, even thyself, O blessed Saviour; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Lord, who by thy mercy hast brought us to the beginning of harvest and to the memory of Saint Peter’s deliverance: Let his counsel prevail among us; that, girding up the loins of our minds as of our bodies, we set our hope perfectly on the grace that is brought to us by the revelation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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