In this wintertime of violence and hatred
In this wintertime of meanness and closedness
In this wintertime of ignorance and fear
We pray for a springtime flowering of tenderness and compassion
We pray for a summertime of leafy generosity and love
We pray for an autumn of crisp sweet fruit – the taste of justice, welcome and peace.
We ask you to awaken the apple trees to your call, o Creator of the seasons; bless them and dress them with nourishing fruit!