Prayer For First Day Of Spring

Heavenly Father, every year, You make sure we know that a new beginning is arriving with the new sounds of nature, the warmer air, and the greener valleys. All of this comes at the perfect time to celebrate Your glorious resurrection and the love You have for Your children. I ask that each day, You never let me forget to show my love in return. Help me to never put work, family, or myself before You. Help me to make more time every day for studying, praying, and worshiping. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.

Lord, I ask you to bless the animals of the earth, the lush gardens of our farmers, and the fields full of crops. Bless this planting season so that every seed and sapling is coated in Your touch. Allow there to be enough growth for all people to eat and enjoy Your goodness. Help us to appreciate what You provide for us and encourage us to be generous with our supply. I thank You for the loveliness that springtime brings and ask that You take us forward in this season and lead us Your mighty hands. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.

Gracious Lord, please bless each living creature that helps to make springtime so fantastic. I pray that You will continue to show mercy and grace with our weather, and I ask that you show favor towards our gardens, orchards, and fields. Help us to appreciate what You give us and allow us to labor in Your name. Keep our bodies strong so hard work can be completed. I ask these things in Your name. Amen.

Dear God:

Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.

May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.

Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus' name.


Nothing is so beautiful as spring -
When weeds in wheels shoot long and lovely lush;
Thrushs' eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden? Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy, Most, O maid's child, thy choice and worthy the winning.

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.

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky;
For pleasant shade of branches high;
For fragrant air and cooling breeze;
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

Creator God, forgive our moments of ingratitude,
the spiritual blindness that prevents us
from appreciating the wonder that is this world,
the endless cycle of nature,
of life and death and rebirth.
Forgive us for taking without giving
reaping without sowing.
Open our eyes to see
our lips to praise
our hands to share
and may our feet tread lightly on the road.