That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
I am in awe of seeds. No, I'm not a gardener, I don't have a green thumb and I'm allergic to flowers. I just find it fascinating to look at a seed and know what it will grow to be; whether it be a fruit or a flower. That tiny, little seed with what it holds inside, by the power of God's hand is miraculous. That tiny, little seed can grow something that bears more tiny, little seeds. That tiny, little seed could grow into a thing of beauty for our very own enjoyment or to be shared with those around us. That tiny, little seed could become the nourishment to many people throughout the world! That tiny, little seed binds us together as a people of God's creation. Thank God for the bounty of the earth and thank God that we can, if we so choose, share that bounty with our brothers and sisters on this tiny, little planet.