Let's Get Down to Earth - Reflections on Rogation Days - Part 2
The collects for the Rogation Days guide us in our supplications. The first collect reflects the agricultural origins of these days of prayer. I am reminded to consider the land and the people which produce the food we eat.
Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.