Help us, Oh God, to be ever mindful
of the beauties around us.
May we grow with our flowers in gentleness,
patience, courage, laughter and religion.
As we turn the brown soil and plant our seed,
may we learn faith … faith in the goodness of the earth,
the clemency of the sun, the fullness of the clouds.
May we be grateful for the privilege of being co-workers
with God in the creation of even one tiny flower;
And grant that we may know the great joy
that comes from sharing with others. Amen