Our Garden Blessing

Processing out singing "Canticle of the Sun" and the Garden Blessing: S. Katherine tossing earth, S. Suzanne reading the prayer

Processing out singing “Canticle of the Sun” and the Garden Blessing: S. Katherine tossing earth, S. Suzanne reading the praye

Blessing Prayer for a Garden

Lord of Creation,

who planted Your own garden called Eden,

come and bless this soil which is to be our garden.

All that dies becomes earth,

and so it lives again.

May this garden soil

be both womb and tomb,

a home for death and life,

so that seeds of living things—

S. Mary Margaret sprinkling the holy water around our flower gardens

S. Mary Margaret sprinkling the holy water around our flower gardens

of plants, of food and flowers—

may die and resurrect

here in our garden.

Ancient earth,

our mystical mother,

teach us, your children,

that all things die

to nourish life.

Gentle earth,

be blessed with our love

as we work in you.

Make us mindful that one day

you will be our final bed

of love and ecstasy.

Amen

From Prayers for the Domestic Church by Ed Hays

Brenda Lisenby

Brenda Lisenby

 

We used this text for the Garden Blessing we had earlier this week–related to “rogation days” –but also in preparation for the upcoming Eagle Scouts who will be providing some new landscaping around the monastery. —Brenda Lisenby

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