A Farmer's Prayer

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Lord, thank you for this new day. 

Thank you for the ability to get up early, even when we don't want to. Thank you for the sound of the rooster crowing, reminding us of the mouths we've been given to feed.

Thank you, Lord, for that rooster and all the other animals you've entrusted into our care. Thank you for the excitement and joy they show when they see us. May our joy be as abundant as theirs when we spend time with you. Thank you also, for all the newborn animals that you've blessed us with. Please allow them to grow up to be healthy and strong, and give us wisdom for the times we need to intervene.

Remind us, Lord, that all life comes from you, and you have numbered all days before they arrive. Give us the peace to move on when one of our farm members does leave this earth and may we be grateful for the time that we had with them.

Forgive us, Lord, when we get frustrated with them, stubborn animals that they are. Give us the patience and strength we need to deal with them, and may we be extra fast when we need to be.

Thank you, Lord, for the rain and the sun that helps our garden grow. May we be a blessing with the harvest that you give us. Thank you also for the changing of the seasons and the long hot summer days that turn into long, cold winter nights. Please give us grateful hearts for all the days you have blessed us with. 

Thank you, Lord, for the sunset and its reminder of your faithfulness. Help us never forget your faithful love for us or that your mercies are new every day.

Father, as we lay ourselves down to sleep to start all over again tomorrow, give us a good nights rest. May our sleep be sound, except when we are needed. 

Thank you, Lord, for making us farmers.