Prayer For Blessing of the Barn and the Stored Harvest
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray:
Almighty Lord God,
You keep on giving abundance to men in the dew of heaven,
and food out of the richness of the soil.
We give thanks to Your most gracious majesty
for the fruits of the field which we have gathered.
We beg of You, in Your mercy, to bless our harvest,
which we have received from Your generosity.
Preserve it, and keep it from all harm.
Grant, too, that all those whose desires You have filled
with these good things may be happy in Your protection.
May they praise Your mercies forever,
and make use of the good things that do 4not last,
in such a way that they may not lose those goods that are everlasting,
through Christ our Lord.
(Then the barn is sprinkled with holy water).