Spirit of Life, source of all love:
Now is the time when the wheel of the year
tips toward more darkness than light.
One minute the sky is a perfect deep blue
and the next it is filled with clouds.
One minute the air is still and warm
and the next the wind sweeps through the trees.
These are such small and lovely changes;
they happen every year.
Help us lose ourselves in their beauty.
Help us pause for a whole eternity
just breathing in this sweetness:
this autumn air,
this fragrance of leaves and moss,
this gift of life itself.
May we be strengthened by our pause.
May we be strengthened by the beauty.
May we face unafraid all we must do
to serve and uphold life.