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An autumn prayer

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Jacques Gauthier - published on 10/02/16

As the days grow cooler and nature begins to don its fall colors, Jacques Gauthier proposes an appropriate prayer

Show us, O Lord,
your face of light
in the coldness of morning,
in the song of the stream,
in the beckoning of autumn.

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Ian Sane

Make shine, O Lord,
your face of fire
on the mist of the lakes
on the trunks of the trees
on the crust of the rocks.

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Ian Sane

Lift up, O Lord,
your Easter face
on the refrain of hours
on the passing days,
on the dance of the seasons.
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Make shine, O Lord,
thy face of goodness
on the noon rain,
on the rusted leaves,
on the birds’ migration.

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Bring forth, O Lord,
your face of peace
through the murmur of things,
through the music of silence,
through the smile of words.

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Lead us, O Lord,
in the light of your face
toward the courtyards of Jerusalem,
toward the paths of eternity,
to the house of our Father.

Jacques Gauthier,Prayers for all seasons, p.161-162

Translated from the French.

Special thanks and grateful appreciation to Ian Sane for the images. See more of his work here.

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