With autumn coming fast, pictures and other representations of pumpkins are populating the retail stores. Pumpkins are almost ready to be harvested from leafy gardens. Pumpkin-flavored everything can be found in numerous locations. It is fitting to present to you a prayer for autumn with pumpkins in mind!
Praise to you, God of the seasons!
Under the autumn sky, we behold your glory and artistic splendor.
Many are your beautiful creations
Perceived amid the colorful leaves and harvest miracles!
Keep us mindful of our own true colors as we
Image you, and show love and openness to our brothers and sisters,
Never forgetting your promise of eternal life with Jesus, your Son, and all the
Saints who sing of your unending mercy and love. Amen.
Photo (detail) by Erica Marsland Huynh on Unsplash
Sharon Krause is a RENEW volunteer whose writing has appeared in several resources for small-group faith sharing. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother residing in Manchester, Connecticut. Over the years, she has served in many parish ministries.