The daylight shadows grow long, the tundra is frosted over, and snow covers the red and gold of autumn.
The birds have fled and the carpets of summer blossoms are withered and gone.
Lord, as nature shuts down into darkness for the long winter, please be my light.
Shine in my heart and in the hearts of those I love.
Keep us in the warmth of Your presence always, and in the light of Your love.