We are intrinsically linked with the soil, certainly from a biblical perspective. In Genesis, God reminds us that we were made from the soil (Genesis 2:7) and that it will become the source of our food. We are explicitly told to care for it (Genesis 2:15) and in doing so live out God’s original call to us as human beings.
Two different versions of prayers for a variety of gifts to be presented during a harvest service.
A service to bless new lambs and the good earth as well as giving thanks for the other elements. This service is written to be used on a farm but could be adapted for use in other settings. This service requires the use of bubbles.
This blessing of soil service could be used as a stand alone service or as part of a plough Sunday service. This could also be used during a rogation, harvest or any other agricultural service.