you made the goodness of the land,
the riches of the sea
and the rhythm of the seasons;
as we thank you for the harvest,
may we cherish and respect
this planet and its peoples,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The value of respect is built into this Collect which uses vivid
pictures to help us think about the world in which we live. The
land, sea and seasons are all essential to a good harvest. What
happens when the land or seas are 'disrespected'? How do people
disrespect the seasons? What effect does this have upon the earth
and its peoples?
(Collect for use at Harvest Time)