God who turns the seasons,
spinning one into the next
and leaving us in awe,
we marvel at the coming of fall and spring.
And, even so, we pray today for those
threatened by water,
made homeless by storms,
and weary from cleaning up nature’s devastation.
We have been careless with the world you gave us,
selfish in using your creation for ourselves.
Forgive us, we pray,
and teach us to do better,
living with care for your gifts,
and heed for one another,
until we learn to mirror the goodness of your creation.
In hope and trust we pray, Amen.