When you plant your yearly garden, be sure to ask for God's blessing over your plants.
Gardening can be a difficult activity for some, as it is not always easy and you are never guaranteed a good crop in the fall.
One element we often forget is to invoke God’s blessing over our garden. He is the creator and sustainer of all living things and is pleased with our humble petitions.
Here is a prayer from the Roman Ritual that can be used to invoke God’s blessing over your garden.
We beseech Thee, Almighty God, in Thy goodness,
to pour down Thy blessing on these young shoots and sprouts
which Thou hast permitted to grow with due sunshine and rain,
and make them to grow into mature fruit.
Grant to Thy people that they may always give thanks to Thee for Thy gifts,
and fill the hungry with Thy gifts
which the fruitful earth produces in fullness
so that the poor and needy may praise Thy glory.