O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons. 

As we welcome the autumn months, 
may the earlier setting of the sun 
remind us to take time to rest. 

May the brilliant colors of the leaves 
remind us of the wonder of your creation. 

May the steam of our breath in the cool air 
remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life. 
May the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and bounty we are to share with others.
May the dying of summer’s spirit remind us of your great promise that death is temporary and life is eternal.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever. Amen

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Painting Autumn Prayer, Antoni Kowalski, Polish Artist


No Division

In Jesus, no division existed between his words and his actions, between what he said and what he did. In Him the night and the day are both alike. Can we have the same fidelity? Can our yeah be yeah and our nay be nay?  If we live the Word we speak, not the word of secular culture, miracles would happen. Walk toward the light of Him, walk toward hope, truth, mercy, compassion, forgiveness. 

Image: Walking Toward The Light, Katia von Horn
Artist Description:Mystery man walking on a road into the light. Shadows cast in all directions. Painted on black canvas, highlighting the man's silhouette against the sun.