The Hope of Spring
God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season.
Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy,
and health and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season
would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in you and in your promises. We hope in your gift of Spring.