Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.” 

Genesis 1:14 NLT

Creator God, Maker of all that is beautiful, wondrous and true…

Thank you for the signs of the seasons, of new buds and flowers, of falling leaves and crisp nights.

Thank you for helping us be better stewards of Creation, instead of wasting the vast resources around us..

Thank you for being an unchanging Beacon in a world with no roots, no standards, no consistency.

Thank you for being with us in life and death, celebration and mourning.

Thank you for the inspiration we find in your creative Spark, your Spirit’s flame.

Shine through us, Holy One. May what we do this day show your faithfulness in the shifting of the seasons, in the changing of the tides.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her family in Maryland and presently serves as a hospice chaplain and in pulpit supply. She remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Prayer: Marking the Seasons

  1. Thank you for these words of hope and encouragement. I am presently working on a manuscript dealing with faith and science. The chapter that I am working on at the moment is entitled “The Coming Dark Age” and I needed something that would allow me to bring light to the darkness. Your reference to Genesis (which is the central focus of the book) is providing the beginnings of the light.

    Again, my thanks for your prayer and a blessing for all that you do.
    In Christ and in peace,
    Dr. Tony Mitchell


    1. There is comfort in remembering the Creator of the universe has perspective and control over things we don’t see or understand, including science. I see science and faith as existing in tension, not competition, with each other. Blessings on your writing!


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