Every year we see the seasons change, but there is something about the season of autumn that really makes us reflect on transitions and changing times. Maybe it’s the leaves turning from green to a myriad of reds, oranges and yellows. Maybe it’s the chill in the air that signifies a shift in the weather, or perhaps it’s the shift from the carefree rhythms of the summer to the more rigid routines that mark the beginning of school year and busier times at work.
Whatever it is that puts our minds in the mood for change during this season, we should also consider this as we spend our quiet time with the Lord. Autumn prayers can take on many shapes and be for so many things, as you are setting your intention and focus for your prayers this season, consider the prayer points for autumn prayers to meditate on this fall season!
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What Should We Pray For During the Fall Season
As we grow in our prayer life and become more intentional about praying to God about everything and being specific in our requests of the Lord, we start to see that we should have some focus in the prayers that we pray. We also begin to seek out ways in which we can pray for people and situations outside of our immediate circles. If this is where you are or where you are starting to see your prayer life turning, here are a few prayer points that you can use to direct your quiet time with the Lord!
- Pray for the harvest of those in agriculture
- Pray for those experiences life changes
- Pray for those who may feel lonely during the holiday seasons approaching
- Pray for teachers during the fall school year
- Pray for those in transition
As you can see, there are many things to pray for during the fall season, but if you need help getting started or figuring out where to start in your quiet time with God, these suggestions are a great place for you to begin!
Simple Autumn Prayers
Listed above were just a few of the ways you can focus your prayers during the fall season. Now let's jump into a few sample autumn prayers that you can use as a guide in your prayer journal, or to help inspire you as you pray through your autumn season.
Short Autumn Prayer for Transitions in Life
We all go through transitions in life, and since the autumn time is one of great transitions in nature around us. Focusing your prayers on the transitions you are currently experiencing, or those that others around you are going through can be a great place to start while praying through this season.
Lord, I'm thankful for the changes in my life. I'm thankful for the new and different things I experience. I know this is our lives changing all around us, and thank you that we are allowed to have these experiences. May I become more aware of the ways that it changes me and what impact it has on my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Praying for Changing Seasons
While we see the seasons change quarterly, there is something about autumn that really causes us to reflect on changes. Perhaps its because of the dramatic changes we see as the leaves change.
Praying for and during changing seasons not only allows us to receive divine direction and guidance but also helps our hearts to remain steady during the transition. This autumn prayer encourages you to continue to see God in the midst of the changes.
Heavenly father, thank you for the changing seasons. You are a great God, and I praise you that you know how to give each of us what we need when we need it. Thank you for being my God, leading me in ways that only you can. I ask that as I go through these changing seasons that you would continue to guide me and that you would continue to remind me that I can find peace in you even in the midst of the changes. Thank you that you are a God of change, and you always lead us to better and deeper connection in you. In Jesus' name, Amen
Autumn Prayer for Teachers
School starts in the fall and thus our teachers are switching back into a mode of caring for many children at a time. Setting your prayers on the hearts and minds of the teachers during this season is another way to pray outside of your own needs, and to really make a difference. These autumn prayers for teachers can be for patience, for provision, for peace, and for protection.
Lord in heaven, I pray for the teachers starting school again in ________ this fall. May they be filled with ever-increasing patience, wisdom and care for the children in consideration. May they be provisioned with all they need for this school year and beyond. And may their hearts be filled with peace and protection at all times. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Autumn Prayers for Harvest
Fall is all about the harvest. We look forward to the harvest in the autumn and expect it to be bountiful. The Lord does give us His best in abundance. And it is not just a matter of having food at home; we are called to work God’s goodwill for our brothers and sisters, whether the project is physical or spiritual, local or global.
So praying for the harvest can take several different forms. It can be the literal harvest and those who work in agriculture. Praying for their strength and for a bountiful harvest as well as weather patterns that tend to disrupt the blessings of harvest are one way to focus your intention.
Father, I pray for the harvest. I pray for those who are in the process of harvesting their bounty and for those who look forward to it. I pray protection and strength for everyone involved in the process. I also pray that you would bless those who tend to the earth, and that you would give them wisdom to protect and harvest so that we may all benefit from your good will. Please let the harvest be bountiful, let your glory be seen in all of it, and may you be glorified through all of it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Another way to pray during the fall for harvest is to pray for the everlasting harvest. The fruit of our service to the Lord. Pray that the hearts of those you come in contact with would be softened. Pray that you would be sensitive to the holy spirit and that the Lord would lead you to speak the words that are honest, true, and encouraging.
Father in heaven I pray that you would give me the courage to do your will. Give me the words to say that will help me to draw those I come in contact with to you. I pray that you would allow me to be sensitive to your spirit, and that you would give me the strength to do what is needed in every situation. I also pray for the harvest. I pray that hearts are softened towards you and that they are drawn towards you. Please let them see your very presence. Let them see the love you have for them. I also pray for a bountiful harvest of souls, and may we bring glory to your name through all of this. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Pray Through the Autumn Season
As the leaves turn from green to a deep red, we all have an opportunity for reflection. This is my favorite time of year; it's when I feel most thankful and content with myself. Autumn reminds me that life comes in cycles and not everything will always be perfect- but even if something bad happens, there are still blessings around every corner. We can't wait until next autumn so we can pray again!
Wherever you find yourself during the autumn season, whether it is a place of praise and blessings, or in the midst of uncertainty with the changes around you, prayer is a great way to steady yourself. When we pray, we connect to God and receive his peace, wisdom, and divine rest.
I pray that you too will find peace and contentment this fall season as we experience the beauty of God's creation. May His love be your shelter from any storm, may He bless you with a sense of inner calm in these uncertain times, and may all your days bring joy to those around you! Amen.
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