by: Liz Curtis Higgs
(Cut off top of pumpkin)
Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you.
(Remove insides of pumpkin)
Remove the things in my life that don't please you.
Forgive the wrong things I do and help me to forgive others.
(Carve out eyes of pumpkin)
Open my eyes to see the beauty you've made in the world around me.
(Cut out nose)
I'm sorry for the times I've turned my nose at the good things you provide.
(Cut out mouth)
Let everything I say please you.
(Light a candle and put inside pumpkin)
Lord, help me to show your light to others through the things I do.
The Scripture verses I used for this lesson were:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." -2 Corinthians 5:17
"In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." -Matthew 5:16