A prayer preceding the Fall Equinox on Thursday September 22, 2016
God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn.
We thank you, for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy,
for the subtle change in light and leaves that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,
for the falling leaves that reveal the strength of the branches,
for the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls,
for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children,
for the emphasis on harvest and the awareness of abundance and blessing that brings us gratitude,
for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.
God of all seasons, as you transform the earth, transform us by your Spirit.
– Doug Leonhardt, S.J. (adapted)