Prayers for the dedication of crops and bread:
Farmer: I bring these cereal plants tokens of the first fruits of our harvest
Loving God we give you thanks for the first fruits of the harvest.
As the crops continue to ripen and are gathered, we pray for those who will work long hours to bring in the crop. Bless them with good weather, but most of all bless them with a sense of your presence in all they do.
Baker: I bring this loaf token of all the food with which we are blessed.
Bountiful God we give you thanks for our food. Bless all those who grow and prepare it so that we may be fed. Help us never to forget the needs of all your children as we share our daily bread.
You give us everything that we need to flourish,
Your bounty is all around us.
Forgive us when we forget to give you thanks,
and take your gifts for granted.
Forgive us when we forget to share,
and our brothers and sisters go hungry.
Help us to live in gratitude and to ensure
that all your children may have what they need to flourish.
In Jesus name we ask it.
Prayer for making bread
Creator God, thank you for the flour and those who produce it.
Thank you for the yeast that bubbles up to make the bread.
Thank you for water and for salt that adds flavour.
Thank you for the smell of bread baking.
Thank you for those who will share this bread with me.
Prayers by Revd Elizabeth Clark