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A Prayer to Welcome Spring

A Prayer to Welcome Spring

Listen, listen

turn your ears

look up with your eyes

do you see it?
can you feel it?
listen, listen

in the air

floating through the sky

the bird’s song

a rustling in the grass

the Spirit on the move. 


Listen, listen

open your arms

extend your hands

feel the gifts of this moment

new life all around

hope bursting with every new flower

joy at the sight of each new bud

the Spirit on the move. 


Listen, listen

spring is here

it always was —



cradling us in its arms

ready to surprise us

all again

as if for the first time

bringing us new life

from the other side of an empty tomb. 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.



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