Bless Every Chick and Calf

Lord God, the same who walked in Adam's garden in the cool of the day, we thank thee now for all these flowers.

Especially for the flowers with honey in them....

Make us no less gay than bobolink as he moves into that thorn-apple bush so grandly whitewashed by thy mysterious hand.

Count every click of our planter a prayer to thee to bless the seed.

Bless every chick and calf, every shote and sheep, every cat and canary bird hereabouts.

Bless every child; with wisdom and stature endow them; and number us, too, among thy children forevermore.


(from the book, The Farmer Gives Thanks; photo by vinsky2002 via

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