Midweek Morsel: An Autumn Prayer

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Father, as we enjoy autumn this year, may the delightful characteristics of the season also color other areas of our lives. May the refreshment and beauty of fall radiate from us as it does in the world around us.

Help us to inspire vitality and fresh energy and offer real refreshment to all those whose lives we touch. May we offer comfort to those in need and always provide a safe haven where they feel wrapped in love and upheld with understanding. May we shine for you with a brilliance and beauty that’s a natural overflow of our walk with you, and may the beauty of our lives draw others to you, Lord.

 Father, may your glorious autumn season be seen in our lives this year!

 “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

 *What characteristics of fall would you like others to see in you?

*My photo

Comments

  1. Elece Hollis says:

    Color. Many people seem to rush through life without seeing or noting color. They seem content with a dull gray world. But when God is in the picture everything changes and life becomes more real and beautiful. Yesterday I helped my newly born again (39 year-old) daughter plant red tulip bulbs and yellow daffodil bulbs, and multi-colored iris tubers in a flower bed beside her house. Come spring she will be reminded that the God who created color lives at her house now.

  2. Beautiful prayer! I love the color of this season.

    • Thanks, Elaine! I love the color of the season, too. We’re still waiting for leaves to turn here in KS. The photo is from a previous year and was taken in the hills of Missouri when my parents lived there. Sure hope we get to see pretty colors like that again this year.

  3. Alicia@ eco friendly homemakin says:

    Great post and gorgeous picture of the beautiful Fall foliage!

    • Thanks so much, Alicia. The pic is from a couple of years ago. Took it in Missouri at my parents’ house before they moved to Oklahoma. This was the view from their deck. Sure miss getting to go there now.

  4. Fall Characteristic – Change – The colors changing are so beautiful this time of year. It reminds me that God gives us things in our lives that can change in a moment with or without notice. It reminds of the verse from: Ecclesiastes 3:1 ” There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens”. God is in control and will change things when he see fit. Knowing and allowing this to happen in our lives is just a step closer in our walk with him.

  5. Jennifer Dougan says:

    Hi Cheryl,

    Fall is my favorite season! What I love about fall is that God can make even the death cycles of tree leaves look stunning.

    Hey, this new blog site isn’t listed on your google identity page. It still lists your old site. Thought you’d want to know.

    Have a great day.

    Jennifer Dougan
    http://www.jenniferdougan.com

    • Jennifer, what a neat insight about how God makes the death cycle of tress look stunning. Hadn’t thought of it quite like that before!
      Thanks for the heads up about my google identity page. I’m not quite sure where to find that to be completely honest. I’ve looked a little and saw one place to make a change but am not sure it’s the one you’re talking about. If you can point me to the page, I’ll be sure to change it. Thanks!

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