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.
Translated by Most Reverend J. H. Schlarman Bishop
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