Grace for the First Day of Autumn

Bountiful God,
as the season of fall begins, we are grateful
for the rich harvest of the earth:
for corn and wheat,
for apples and peaches,
for fish and fowl.
As the days grow shorter
and the nights turn colder
we rely on your love
to warm and sustain us.
As we are grateful for your gifts
make us mindful of others
and generous with what we have.
Bless this meal which we share
in the name of Jesus the Lord.

From Let's Say Grace: Mealtime Prayers for Family Occasions Throughout the Year