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Prayers: “Spirit of life, bring to us beauty

Spirit of life, bring to us beauty -- the beauty of snowdrops and tulip shoots.

Bring to us strength -- the strength of torrents of spring streams and the quiet strength of roots pushing deep into the ground for nourishment.

Bring to us pleasure -- the pleasures of maple syrup sticky and sweet on our tongues and the wind grabbing a kite and taking it high -- if only we could go too!

Bring to us wisdom -- the knowledge that new life springs up without help. In spite of everything we do or don't, green shoots will bring in the spring; grass and weeds and dandelions will appear.

Bring to us love -- springtime love has magic in it. The children look cherubic, the parents look eager, the lovers look lost, the seniors look satisfied. Let springtime love be a part of our lives. Spirit of life, come to us that all the energy and power of spring will make us tall and smiling and expectant. Amen.

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1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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