Prayer for May 1: Please pray with me. God of the seasons, today feels like spring! As we begin a new month, radically reorient our lives to recognize the new life you provide in nature, in our own lives, and those around us. Renew life in our churches and congregations and worshiping communities. Help us to be open to seeing that new life may not look like what we are used to, but to knowing that only things that are alive change. In giving us and our communities new life, help us to share that life with those around us and uplift the lives of those that desperately need new life. Let us not just serve, but accompany. Let us not only give, but also receive. Amen.
Prayer for April 7: Please Pray with me. God of the seasons, we thank you this season. We thank you for Spring, where new life emerges on the earth in the North. We thank you for Passover for our Jewish friends, that they can remember how you saved them from the hand of slavery and death. We thank you for the coming Holy Week for Christians, that we may remember how God comes to us in unexpected ways, to do unexpected things, in unexpected ways, both for us, but also for all of creation. Amen.
Prayer for March 21: Please pray with me. God of the seasons, today we thank you for the change in the seasons from Winter to Spring. As Spring dawns upon us, open our eyes to see the new life that will sprout forth. Open our hearts to the new life you give us. And open our arms to embrace those around us who remain in the dead of winter in their lives. Amen.
Prayer for September 22: Please pray with me. God of creation, today we celebrate a new season in your creation. In the North we enter Autumn, in the South they enter Spring. During these transitions, remind us that you are the source of all life and that through your transforming touch, life is always being made new – even when it appears that all is lost, You are there. Amen.