A Prayer for a Fall Day

IMG_3508Oh God of the North wind, God of earth and sky, God of seasons and trees.  Please send your strong winds upon my yard.  Blow all day with your breath hard enough to push all the leaves into my neighbors yard, but gentle enough not to disturb the freshly sown grass seed.  I will give you glory and honor as I watch others rake their yards.  I will rejoice in your goodness and mercy that saves me from another three hours worth of reaping a harvest of dead brown things from my pitiful looking yard.  I thank you in advance for all you will do and have done.  And yes Lord, I am serious (maybe not the part about blowing them all into my neighbor’s yard…)