at cafe church last week we had an autumnal theme, with reflections looking at the season and what it offers us.
below is a video we used plus some words prepared for our pray and reflect space. if you're the praying kind, please use them as your own prayer for how you can use this time of change, growth and harvest.
Autumn is a season
of mellow fruitfulness and abundant goodness,
of harvests gathered in and thanksgiving,
of glorious colour and dramatic change...
a time of great beauty.
But autumn is also a season
for pruning, for cutting back,
for falling leaves and bare branches,
for dying away and waiting...
a time of harsh changes.
Autumn reminds us,
of the rhythms of life, ebbing and flowing,
of the seasons of creation; birth, death and rebirth.
We face who we are and who we are yet to be;
knowing that above all there is One who remains the same yesterday, today and forever.
Here we pause and create the space
to recall what has gone before,
to reflect on who we are now,
to renew our dreams for the future.