Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop down the dew:
We yield thee hearty thanks and praise for the return of seedtime and harvest,
for the increase of the ground and the gathering in of its fruits,
and for all the other blessings of thy merciful providence
bestowed upon this nation and people.
And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of these great mercies,
such as may appear in our lives by a humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee
all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost
be all glory and honor, world without end.