Let the Master Gardener do his work. Let him prune you, and let him rain down on you so you may be strengthened and so you will grow ever closer to him who lives in the heavens. Let the Son shine brightly on your foliage. Feel his warmth. And may the fruit you bear be the satisfaction of those who feed off you, that they would crave more of the provision that has come from the Lord.

For we are as trees in an orchard, planted with the intention that we will bear fruit, with the need for pruning to remove wild limbs and diseased growths that can affect the other trees.

May the seeds of your fruit land upon rich soil so that they too can sprout and bear fruit for the Nation of God. And may we be an everlasting orchard, rooted in faith and abounding with the fruit of the Spirit.