For Autumn

Here’s a prayer for the season that appears in my CCAR Press Book, This Grateful Heart. Other seasonal prayers that appear in This Grateful Heart include: “For Spring,” “For Summer,” “For Winter” and “For Rain.”

For Autumn
The rains have come,
Windy days and crisp nights.
Days are shorter now
And the land prepares to sleep.
Bless this day, God of seasons.
Bless the autumn with the hope of comfort and rest.
Be present with us as we gather with family and friends
So that we enliven our moments with love and joy.

God of time and space,
May this season be a blessing and a teacher.
Make me like the coming rain, nourishing all that I touch.
Make me like a gentle wind, quietly clearing old habits
And the debris of mistakes.
Make me like the crisp air,
Present, refreshing and free.
Bless my days with service and my nights with prayer.
Make me like the land, seeking solace and rest.

© 2017 CCAR Press from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day

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Postscript: Other seasonal prayers that also appear in This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day include: “For Winter,” “For Summer,” “For Autumn” and “For Rain.”

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