Autumn Prayer

The sacrificial fires of maple trees burn the summer offering,
the gray sky accepting the smoke offered it in honor.
I place this sacrifice before you, gods of the year.
May each death on the point of the cold's sharp sword
be considered an offering on the altar of the Earth.
May each plant harvested be granted the status of sacrifice.
May each loss to the end of the year be an addition to your power,
a thread in the pattern woven by you in the secret places.

Serith, Ceisiwr — A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book