based on Jeremiah 18:1-11
Faithful God, as the seasons change and we pick up routines made dormant by the summer sun, we are mindful of our need for remaining centered. So many transitions this time of year demand our energy, and we know ourselves well enough to recognize how easily we could be overwhelmed by it all.
The promise of your presence is of re-orienting, re-shaping, and resurrecting, and we seek to lean into this promise as we adjust our lives back to these familiar needs. May we be open to your careful sculpting, and may your gentle guidance lead us rather than our own anxiety.
O God, envelop us like a coat on a cool autumn day, and may we rely on your Spirit in these ever-changing times. Amen.