Have you prayed for a farmer lately?
Agriculture was the first work given to man. On the fifth day of Creation, God gave Adam the job of tending the Garden of Eden.
Everything that was seed-bearing was for humankind to eat, and every green plant was for the consumption of all the animals.
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” Genesis 1:29-30 (NIV)
When Adam and Eve decided to disobey God and eat the fruit of the only tree they were to stay away from, Adam’s work got harder.
“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground.” Genesis 3:17-19 (NIV)
So, since the beginning of time, anyone who has worked in agriculture has had to fight against nature itself to produce the food we enjoy eating.
How Can We Pray for Farmers
Why should we pray for farmers?
Whether a farmer raises crops or livestock, farming is a dangerous occupation.
Agriculture families are in the high-risk category for fatal and non-fatal injuries. Unlike many other industries, farming is a family business that involves even the youngest members.
When praying for farmers, remember to pray for their families, too. Pray for:
- safety as they connect with nature and machinery
- wisdom when dealing with seasons and animals
- strength to lift, push, pull the instruments they use
- endurance to withstand 10-12 hour days in all weather situations
- faith to believe what they are investing all their time and money in will produce the needs of others while producing enough profit to care for their own family
- protection against disease and insects for crops and livestock
- weather to comply with the farmer’s needs
Farmers always need prayers for the weather. It is said that a farmer is always seven days away from it being too wet or too dry.
Fortunately, in most places, the weather tends to change pretty quickly. So, it’s best to pray against floods and drought when praying for the weather.
Prayers for Farmers
Farmers are the backbone of the nation. They keep our food supply running smoothly through every season.
Recently we’ve seen what happens when supply chains begin to break and things are not available in the grocery stores; it creates chaos and fear.
The whole nation relies on farmers, but farmers also rely on other industries like the trucking industry, the seed industry, the chemical industry, and the mechanical industry. We are all connected.
Father, You are the great Creator that we all rely upon, whether we acknowledge it or not. You have set all these marvelous things into motion at Creation.
As caretakers of the land, we ask that Your blessing be on the families who provide food for our nation and those who provide for the farmers. In the name of Jesus. Amen
Thanksgiving Prayer for Farmers
Have you ever opened up your frig to find it filled to the brim with food? Have you ever considered how that food got there?
Of course, you would say, “Sure, I bought it at the store!” But if you consider the incredible process it takes for a pound of hamburger to be sitting on your shelf, waiting for your grill, I think you would be amazed.
It will take a farmer 16 months to produce that ground beef and several thousands of dollars in most circumstances. Hopefully, he made a profit by that time, but ground beef is a tiny part of the whole process.
Father, thank You for the farmer. We are so blessed to have men and women willing to put in the time and toil it takes to produce crops and livestock. Thank You for blessing their efforts to produce healthy foods that provide my family’s nourishment and enjoyment. In the name of Jesus. Amen
Prayer for Farmer’s Safety
Farmers and ranchers meet each day with new challenges. Most farmers contend with multiple types of animals, large machinery, and nature itself.
Tractor accidents are the leading cause of injury. Although any machinery can be dangerous to be around–in a moment, a hand gets caught, a shirttail gets in the way, or something may fall or break down.
The animals themselves present problems, whether facing a rowdy rooster, a large mama sow, or a bull that wants his feed enough to knock you down for it.
Farmers and field workers are also killed or injured by lightning every year. It’s not because they don’t have the sense to come in out of the rain, but rather they can’t.
These people work outside in all weather, caring for crops and animals, even at their own endangerment.
Father, thank You for the protection You offer to us all. You have promised to care for those who have put their trust in You. And we know that You also bless those that don’t even know You as Lord because
You are a loving God. Watch over the farmers on our land who put themselves in harm’s way to make a living for themselves and their families and provide the food resources for the rest of us.
Please give them the alertness they need when dealing with unyielding animals, cantankerous machinery, and unsafe weather conditions. In the name of Jesus. Amen
Prayers for Farmers to Have a Good Harvest
Although we think of harvest time in the fall, some farmers harvest their crops throughout the whole year.
A cattle farmer usually begins preparing the grass for the hay season in spring, which happens from May through July. And after the cattle feed on the fields, they may be fortunate to cut more hay in the fall to have plenty stored up for the winter.
There are seed crops that need to be harvested, livestock that go to the processor, and field grasses baled and stored up for winter.
Father, as the year passes through each season, protect the crops and livestock that these farmers depend on. Give them sunshine for growth without drought, rain for nurture without floods, and an abundant harvest for prosperity.
Protect their crop fields from disease and destructive insects and their livestock from disease and invasive parasites. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Harvest Prayer for Farmers
We are fortunate to see the bounty in our local grocery store during the harvest seasons. Aisle after aisle of produce that you can only buy at this time of year. What a blessing!
And then pumpkins begin to appear in our gardening stores, corn stalks for fall decorations, and gourds galore! It truly is a blessed time of year.
And right smack dab at the end of the harvest is our Thanksgiving time.
Father God, how blessed we are as a nation! You have given America everything she needs to make her strong, bountiful, and self-reliant.
During the harvest time of this great nation, we pray that You would bless the farmers with a bounty so great that their barns would be filled, their crops would be harvested, and their animals would be productive.
Give them an increase that they may share with us who depend on their success. In food and other harvests such as cotton, wool, flax, and leather. In the blessed name of our Lord, Amen
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Farming is a faith-based occupation. Nothing is ever really in the control of a farmer. Think about this: a farmer plants a dead seed and prays that it will come to life and grow.
He prays for rain; and then prays it will stop before it floods. He prays for the sun; and then prays the rains will come again.
He prays for clear weather long enough to get in his product during harvest. And then a heartfelt prayer that his product will bring a good price.
Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy. Acts 14:17 (NIV)
Farming is high-risk, low-pay, hard, dirty, and frustrating work. But the reward of being a farmer priceless!
If you were not fortunate to be born a farmer, grow a garden or raise some chickens and discover the joy of hard work with great benefits!
Join me in praying for our farmers today!
Cindra from Heavenly Placed became a Christian as a young mother and has seen evidence of God’s loving hand in her life for over 40 years. She has three core beliefs; there is power in prayer, God works all things our for our good and His glory, and if you get to know Jesus, you’ll want to know Him more.