A Prayer for Autumn

Autumn foliage at Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia. Source: Jon Shriver

God of the seasons:
There is a time for everything.
There is a time for dying and rising.
We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn:
The trees are saying ‘Goodbye’ to their green,
Letting go of what has been.
We too have our moments of surrender with all their insecurity and risk.
Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in coloured patterns on the ground:
Our lives have their patterns.
As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights:
There is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives.
We always need to recognise your power-filled presence.
May we gain strength from this.

God of geese leaving for warmer climates:
Your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future.
We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs:
May your love keep our hearts from growing cold in empty seasons.

God of life:
You believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life.
For all this, we are grateful.

Amen.

(Source: Unknown)

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