Father, You have sent the seasons in their proper course.
You have let the earth rest and renew in autumn days, giving us time for harvest.
We ask for the simple gifts of warmth, shelter, food, rest and companions.
We ask that all Your creation may have its needs met in turn, and that none of Your children will go without those simple gifts.
Help us to help others as the days shorten, the nights lengthen, and the cold weather comes upon us all.