Sometimes I weary of praying for what I cannot quite imagine happening, like peace on earth, good will toward all. At these times I can pray with the words of another. Here is a prayer from Holden Village, in Chelan, Washington.
O gracious God, when You open Your hand,
You satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Bless the land and waters;
give the world a plentiful harvest;
let Your spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth.
As You show Your love and kindness
in the bounty of the land and sea,
save us from selfish use of Your gifts,
so that women and men everywhere
may give You thanks,
for Jesus' sake.
from 100 Graces; Mealtime Blessings selected by Marcia and Jack Kelly