As the leaves turn from green to a deep red, we all have an opportunity for reflection. Autumn reminds us that life comes in cycles and not everything will always be perfect- but even if something bad happens, there are still blessings around every corner.
Wherever you find yourself during the autumn season, whether it is a place of hope, or in the midst of uncertainty with the changes around you, prayer is a great way to steady yourself. When we pray, we connect to God and receive his peace, and wisdom.
O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we embrace these autumn months,
May the earlier setting of the sun
Remind us to take time to rest.
May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet
Remind us of the brevity of this earthly life.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air
Remind us that it is you who give us
your breath of life.
May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the birds
Remind us that you call us to follow your will.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.