Help us to have a winter’s faith, Blessed One.
Give us faith that is content to know that life slumbers in the frozen ground, not demanding that green shoots appear before their time.
Give us faith that looks with sympathy on the doomed beauty of a frost-covered tree, knowing that the fragile crystals will melt away in the sun’s light.
Give us faith that longs to tramp through the unbroken purity of new-fallen snow and does not despise it when brilliant white fades to gray. Give us, we pray, a humble faith, a quiet faith, a winter’s faith.
– Plymouth Congregational Church Unison Prayer, 2/14/10