The Great River
Lord, we brought in the harvest.
The rain watered th earth, the sun drew cassava and corn out of the clay. Your mercy showered blessing after blessing over our country. Creeks grew into rivers; swamps became lakes. Healthy fat cows grew into rivers; swamps became lakes. Healthy fat cows graze on the green sea of the savanna. The rain smoothed out the clay walls, the mosquitoes drowned in the high waters.
Lord, the yam is fat like meat, the cassava melts on the tongue, oranges bursst in their peels, dazzling and bright.
Lord, nature gives thanks, Your creatures give thanks.
Your praises rises in us like the great river.
- West African Prayer