Those who work in horticulture and gardening
Market gardeners, ornamental & landscape gardeners, allotment holders, seedsmen, organic gardeners, bulb-growers, landscapers, foresters, fruit growers, florists, flower arrangers, suppliers of fertilisers, developers of new varieties; manufacturers and servicers of horticultural equipment and lawnmowers, garden centre and nursery staff, agricultural chemical manufacturers, makers of sheds, greenhouses and garden tools.
Creator God, You have given to all humanity an ability to manage and tend the soil, in your fatherly care, please look with kindness on all who work in horticulture. For those researching new varieties and techniques give wisdom and care. For those managing nurseries and farms give insight and clarity of thought. For those who labour over the crops give strength and resilience of mind and body. May respect for the created earth and satisfaction in work be given to all. May common humanity govern work relationships and may justice and compassion characterise the attitudes of all who work in the industry. So, may your plans and purposes for harmony in your creation become a closer reality through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Regular prayer for the world of work can be a significant feature in Sunday services. ICF
seeks to provide a variety of resources to help those who prepare these. Prayer of this nature
is important because:
Each week, we highhlight different groups of workers and encourage our members and followers to particularly
pray for people who work in that sector. We also encourage local churches to include regular prayers for the world of work
As you pray, Consider what might be said in the context of thanksgiving, confession and intercession, both for the workers concerned and for those present.