O COOLING BREATH OF AUTUMN,
Come! Come with your natural paradox.
Show us your fullness and emptiness.
Breathe into us a spirit of gracious acceptance.
Tame our desire to have summer stay forever.
O GLEANER OF GARDENS AND FIELDS,
Come! Come gather what is most precious in us.
Urge us to embrace our cornucopia of goodness.
Stir up gratitude and a sense of wonder.
Move us to give freely of our abundant harvest.
Only God can create,
but we are called upon to value that creation.
Only God can give life,
but we are called to transmit it and respect it.
Only God can make growth happen,
but we are called to guide it and give it direction.
Only God can give faith,
but we are called to be signs of God to one another.
Only God can give love,
but we are called to grow in caring for each other.
Only God can give hope,
but we are called to enable people to believe in themselves.
Only God can give power and energy,
but we are called upon to get things going.
Only God can give peace,
but we are called to build bonds that bring people together.
Only God can give happiness,
but we are invited to laugh.
Only God is the way,
but we are called to show it to others.
Only God is the light,
but we are called to let it shine forth in the world.
Only God can make miracles happen,
but we are invited to offer our five loaves and two fishes.
Only God can do the impossible,
but it is up to us to do what is possible.
Come Holy Spirit to this place
Come fill this place with fire
To cleanse us, shake us,
Fill with awe, Your presence
You have been sent to teach all things
To comfort and to show
It's not by power or by might
But by the Spirit now.
When Jesus was upon the earth
He said the Comforter would come
To only those who would believe
And be witness of His Son.
You think there may be other ways
To the Father, please take heed.
Jesus said "I am the way, the
Truth, the Life no other you will need.
We fight not flesh, but powers unseen
And principalities of might.
But Jesus resurrection showed
The devils must take flight.
Oh, Father God, my strength, my shield
I worship You this day
Though time is passing quickly now
Your Kingdom come today!