In response to my request for celebration prayers — here is Pam Spain’s celebration of the seasons! More celebrations — send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I celebrate you, Creator of Spring,
as the earth warms after the cold winter.
The sun shines and warms the cold, frozen spots deep within the ground,
sending shoots of new life to blossom.
The closer I stand to Jesus, the warmer the cold, frozen spots within me
are transformed into new life for me.
I celebrate you, Creator of Summer,
when I take Sabbath time to commune with your natural world.
You are always present to me in new and surprising ways
as I kayak, camp, swim and sit by the campfire.
Your wild creatures remind me of your vast abilities to create new life.
I celebrate you, Creator of Autumn,
when the whole church gathers from its’ summer wanderings.
We celebrate summer’s hard work of gardening,
harvesting the gifts of the earth and of our labor.
I celebrate you, Creator of Winter,
for the warmth emanating from the fireplace,
where we gather closer together for games and stories.
I celebrate the promise of spring as plants and creatures sleep deep beneath the snow.
I celebrate you every day, Creator of the Seasons!
Rev. Pam Spain