Prayer for Early Winter

Cry the winter rains to prepare the way,
to mourn the darkness now enfolding.
Cry the winter rains to prepare the way,
to wash pure the world as it lies here waiting.
Cry the winter rains, sky overarching,
but soon the sorrows' tears will turn to joy.
Light will return to the covered Earth.
Cry, rain spirits, as this demands.

Serith, Ceisiwr — A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book