Monday, October 01, 2007

Autumn Blessings Tag

Note: for whatever reason, blogger seems to have a problem occasionally with images and I am having to reload this file. It seems to work better when I store them elsewhere on the web so we'll give that a shot. This is a slightly different version than the previous image because I'm still playing with my new PSP X2 software every chance I get. The only new credit to give is for a brush I used on the background from my friend Lori at TOMH, where you can access some of her brushes and other items for free. Lori moderates the Yahoo group Nothing Cute Here and also designs digital scrapping resources for Scrap Girls. [Tuesday 4:30pm]



God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.

Amen.


The Autumn Blessings Special element is from the Autumn Bliss Collection by Kerry Veale. The background leaves are made from a stock photo found on the internet. Background and design are by me using PSP X2.

Autumn Prayer found here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

this is a great prayer! thank you! and thank you for the reference too.

Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:30:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Linda said...

I continue to be in awe of your creativity.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 8:38:00 AM CDT  

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