I have the most delightful and easy to make Spiced Cider Tea I shared in my newsletter last year and got so many lovely emails from readers saying they enjoyed it, that I thought I would share it on the blog. I thought a hot mug of this drink might pair well with a prayer for this season. I don’t know about you but this fall, like everything in 2020, seems precarious and fragile. 

Since I am not a food blogger and don’t know how to talk about random things for paragraphs and paragraphs to make you scroll past more ads than ingredients before getting to the recipe, here is my simple Spiced Cider Tea: 

Spiced Cider Tea 

The measurements below are for a single cup, but can be flexed for more cups if needed:

  1. In a saucepan mix 2 cups apple cider (I like Trader Joes) with one cup of water
  2. Heat on medium on the stove top until it begins to simmer
  3. In a mug place one Cinnamon Hot Tea bag (I like Harney and Sons)
  4. Add contents of saucepan to the mug and let steep 3-5 minutes 
  5. Enjoy 

 

A Prayer for Fall 

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, 

As tree begin to show another version of their brilliance, 

creeping yellows and gold, crimsons and plums,

remind us O God of the way that you creep into our lives,

slowly and then suddenly, revealing brilliance and beauty.

As the season of dormancy grows nearer, 

remind us also of the unseen labor that happens beneath the surface, 

trees growing roots that create steadiness and build networks.

Give us O God, the patience and persistence to grow our roots, 

to build our communities of mutual thriving, 

to foster relationships in this season that nourish and sustain, 

As we worry about the possibility of social distance this winter, 

let our souls draw closer to you, O God, 

let us draw closer to your vision for us. 

As we continue to work for liberation for all of your children, 

let us do the work that is made for this season, 

while dreaming of the season of flourishing to come, 

and releasing the heavy burden of the seasons that came before. 

In the warmth of this moment, let us remember your tender care for us, O God. Amen. 

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