Autumn Prayer

Oct 31, 2011

Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are my favorite seasons. But Autumn and Winter are my most favorite. The promise of cold temperatures and lengthening nights is my idea of a good season. A phone with a decent camera makes capturing seasonal highlights convenient. Below is a collage of an autumn day in Michigan. I love the spectacle of color and the progressive nakedness of the trees. Also below is a prayer inspired by leaf shapes and the colors of the season.

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 NIV)

While Michigan is enjoying the natural course of leaf turning and leaf dropping, people and trees on the East Coast have suffered an early winter. A New York Times slide show presents pictures of people coping with loss of power and fallen trees and branches.


  1. I used your book, Praying with Color, for a 12-step retreat recently. My group had more men than women and they ALL enjoyed your ideas. Thank you for making my retreat planning so easy!
    And I’m glad i found your blog, too.

    • Thanks for letting me know!


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