Quotes, Seasons

Praying the Sunset Prayer …

I'll let you in on a secret about how one should pray the sunset prayer. It's a juicy bit of praying, like strolling on grass, nobody's chasing you, nobody hurries you. You walk toward your Creator with gifts in pure, empty hands. The words are golden their meaning is transparent, it's as though you're saying… Continue reading Praying the Sunset Prayer …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Trees …

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards were dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning “no.” And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all other stars in the loneliness. We’re all falling. This hand here is falling. And look at the other… Continue reading Autumn Trees …

Poems, Seasons

Blessed Are You Autumn …

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile. ― William Cullen Bryant (Indian Summer) An Autumn Blessing Blessed are you, autumn, chalice of transformation, you lift a cup of death to our lips and we taste new life. Blessed are you, autumn, season of the heart’s yearning, you usher us into places of mystery and, like the leaves,… Continue reading Blessed Are You Autumn …

Poems, Quotes

Peonies …

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. — Indian Proverb from Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are Peonies  This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with… Continue reading Peonies …

Prayers

Grace for Thanksgiving Celebrations …

Grace Before Meals As we begin this meal with grace, Let us become aware of the memory Carried inside the food before us: The quiver of the seed Awakening in the earth, Unfolding in a trust of roots And slender stems of growth, On its voyage toward harvest, The kiss of rain and surge of… Continue reading Grace for Thanksgiving Celebrations …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Thanksgiving Prayer (Family and Fellowship) …

Heavenly Father we meet together your people one people your family bound together with the woven chord that binds all of creation together fashioned from your love. Brothers and sisters children together One family in fellowship with you, its Heavenly Father. May this be a time of joy a time for growing a time for… Continue reading Thanksgiving Prayer (Family and Fellowship) …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons, Vocations

Thanksgiving Prayer (for the Harvest) …

For the promise of harvest contained within a seed we thank you. For the oak tree within an acorn, the bread within a grain, the apple within a pip, the mystery of nature, gift wrapped for us to sow, we thank you. — John Birch Read more at: http://www.faithandworship.com/ We see signs of summer's passing… Continue reading Thanksgiving Prayer (for the Harvest) …