God, our constant companion and guide,
here in this place of stark beauty,
make your sacred presence felt among us.
Open our senses and our
full awareness to your mystery,
and help us to listen to the seeds
buried in the earth, to the interplay
between water and ice,
to the cold wind in the bare branches,
to the stillness of the trees,
to the brilliance of the sky,
to prayers without words.
May God bless the season of winter
around us and within us.
May we go, knowing God's
presence in the midst of life’s challenges,
God's love in the stillness, and
God's hope in the promise of
new life waiting for spring.
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen and occasional guests.