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7 Spring Prayers for Hope and New Beginnings

Welcoming the hope of a new season
Woman with her arms raised saying her spring prayers in the woods
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The spring season symbolizes hope and new beginnings. The freezing winter months begin to fade, and the world welcomes new plant life, from wildflowers to flourishing trees. Soon we’ll be celebrating Easter, the day marking the resurrection of Christ. One of the best ways to fully appreciate this time of year is to include some spring prayers in your prayer life.

READ MORE: 20 Bible Verses About Spring and New Life

May these spring prayers and tips for praying during spring lead you through this season with joy, inspiration and a closer relationship with God.

5 Ways to Say Your Spring Prayers

Spring can be a great time for spring cleaning, starting new projects, or even refreshing your prayer life. Try these new ways to pray during the spring season:

Woman sitting on a park bench saying her spring prayers

1. Pray in a Garden

Saying your prayers in a new location can be a great way to revitalize your practice and get a new perspective on life. This spring, make a habit of praying amongst the flowers. Go into your own garden, a public park, or a local community garden and find a spot to connect with God. Pick a spot that is comfortable where you can have a little quiet. As you pray, slowly breathe in and out. Savor the scent of life around you—from the nourishing soil to the fragrance of the flowers. Remember that everything around you was made by God, just like you.

READ MORE: 25 Joyful Spring Quotes to Inspire You

Woman in yellow saying her spring prayers in front of a window

2. Pray by the Window

If you can’t make it out to the garden or park, you can still focus on your prayer time by making a comfortable and inspiring prayer spot in your home. Consider making yours next to a window so you can look out over God’s creation—like the budding flowers, the new green of the trees, and the returning birds. Make the space comfortable with a good chair and pillows. Bring your Bible or devotional to help you pray. Maybe even add a vase of flowers or houseplants to lighten up the space and truly bring you into the spring mindset.

A young mom says her spring prayers while she pushes her daughter in a stroller

3. Pray While You Walk

With warmer weather finally here, spring is the perfect time to begin or restart your daily walks. Whether you walk in the morning or after a busy day at work, dedicate this time to prayer. As you focus on your steps and breathing, you’ll be surprised how naturally a talk with God will come to fruition. Let the world around you guide your prayers. If you see the tree on your block beginning to finally grow green, thank God for the nature around us that brings us joy and keeps us alive. If you pass by your neighbors, wave hello and say a prayer for them and their family.

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a candle for saying spring prayers surrounded by lilac flowers

4. Pray with a Candle

The spring season can be a hectic time. Between school schedules, spring cleaning, and outdoor activities starting up again, it can be difficult to find time to sit down and focus on your prayers. Even if you find the time, your thoughts might drift to busy schedules and errands while you pray. Try using a candle while you pray to keep your attention on your time with God. Here is how to pray with a candle:

  • Find a quiet spot in your home where you can be alone, even for a few minutes.
  • Let your mind slow as you light the candle
  • As you pray, focus on the flame of the candle and its movements.
  • If you feel your thoughts going astray, simply bring your attention back to the flame and pick up your prayers where you left off.
  • Be sure to blow the candle out when you are done and set it aside for the next time you need a moment of prayer.
Woman saying her spring prayers while facing up into the rain

5. Pray When It Rains

“April showers bring May flowers,” goes the saying. If there’s one thing spring has a lot of, it’s rain. While you may long for the clear days of summer, you can use the rainy spring season to commit to praying more often. Make a prayer habit of praying every time it rains. Every time you hear those raindrops hit the window, step away from your work or chores to say a spring prayer. Even just taking a few minutes to check in with God can make a world of difference. Soon you’ll find yourself getting excited when the forecast calls for yet another day of rain.

READ MORE: How to Pray Effectively

7 Spring Prayers

Man with his arm outstretched saying his spring prayers outside

1. A Biblical Spring Prayer

God, by your mighty grace, make this season of my life like that wondrous moment when “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.” —Bob Hostetler (based on Song of Songs 2:12-13)

READ MORE: 16 Spring Activities for Couples, Families, Kids

Young woman standing in a field saying her spring prayers

2. A Short Spring Prayer

Lord, as I face this change, make me “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither,” and grant favor and prosperity in whatever I do. —Bob Hostetler (based on Psalm 1:3)

Woman with her eyes closed saying her spring prayers while she drinks coffee

3. A Spring Poem Prayer

For flowers that bloom about our feet;

For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;

For song of bird, and hum of bee;

For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky;

For pleasant shade of branches high;

For fragrant air and cooling breeze;

For beauty of the blooming trees,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (from “We Thank Thee”)

Woman outside saying her spring prayers over her bible

4. A Spring Prayer Canticle

Sun and cloud, bless the Lord.

Dew and rain, bless the Lord.

Flower and weed, bless the Lord.

Breeze and bird, bless the Lord.

Mist and meadow, bless the Lord.

Sunrise and sunset, bless the Lord.

Light and darkness, bless the Lord.

—Bob Hostetler

Man saying his spring prayers at his work desk and laptop

5. A Spring Prayer Hymn

Lord, afford a spring to me,

Let me feel like what I see;

Speak, and by your gracious voice,

Make my drooping soul rejoice.

On your garden deign to smile,

Raise the plants, enrich the soil;

Soon your presence will restore

Life to what seemed dead before.

—John Newton, author of “Amazing Grace”

Woman with her arms raised saying her spring prayers in the middle of a field

6. A Spring Prayer to Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son, thee will I cherish, thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown. Fair is the snowfall, fairer still the snowmelt, that heralds all the joys of spring; Jesus, you’re fairer, Jesus, you’re purer, you make the woeful heart to sing. Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight, and all the twinkling starry host; You, Lord, shine brighter, you shine far purer than all the angels heaven can boast. All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly, wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee; none can be nearer, fairer or dearer, than you, my Savior, are to me. Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations! Son of God and Son of Man! Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forever more be Thine. —Author Unknown

Woman reading spring prayers in her old Bible

7. Spring Prayer from the Psalms

How many are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You made them all; You make springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. You water the mountains from Your upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of Your work. You make grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. The trees of the Lord are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that You planted. There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers. How many are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You made them all. —Bob Hostetler (based on Psalm 104)

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