Archive for May, 2011

Rogation Days


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week are the “Rogation Days” – traditionally a time of asking God’s blessing on the crops and the work on the land. In our present economic climate it seems appropriate to commend to God all who have responsibility for our livelihood and employment and industry.


O God, who hast bound us together in this bundle of life,

give us grace to understand how our lives depend upon

 the courage, the industry, the honesty, and the integrity of our fellow-men;

that we may be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness,

and faithful in our responsibilities to them;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Reinhold Niebuhr 1892-1971


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