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Amazing Autumn’s Splendour

As we see the Creator’s Hand once again in the changing of the seasons, let us pay a little more attention to those golden colours and seasonal produce in abundance around us and be thankful.

Let us gather together a record of those moments of Amazing Autumn Splendour … from wherever you are in the world!

Capture that moment and share what you see with your faith community by sending images to communicationsgroup@greystonesparish.ie

These will be displayed here on our parish website.

If you include people in your pictures, please ensure you have their permission to use this photo.

Check out the lovely images there already and have a read of some of the prayers below. Thank you.

The Creator’s Hand

In the fading of the summer sun,
the shortening of days, cooling breeze,
swallows’ flight and moonlight rays
WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND

In the browning of leaves once green,
morning mists, autumn chill,
fruit that falls frost’s first kiss
WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND

Autumn Prayers

For summer’s passing
and harvest home
WE THANK YOU

For autumn’s splendour
and winter’s chill
WE THANK YOU

For seed that has fallen
the promise of spring
WE THANK YOU

We bless you,
God of Seed and Harvest
And we bless each other
That the beauty of this world
And the love that created it
Might be expressed though our lives
And be a blessing to others
Now and always
Amen

O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.

As we embrace these autumn months,

May the earlier setting of the sun

remind us to take time to rest.

May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet

remind us of the brevity of this earthly life.

May the steam of our breath in the cool air

remind us that it is you who give us your breath of life.

May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the birds

remind us that you call us to follow your will.

We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.

Amen.

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