A Summer Prayer
As the days grow warmer and longer, we give you thanks for summer.
As the smells and tastes of cook outs and campfires delight our senses, we give you thanks for summer.
As school days and work days are exchanged for vacations, we give you thanks for summer.
And we know that summer isn’t joyful for everyone.
We pray for –
everyone who works in the hot sun,
everyone who misses meals because school isn’t in session,
everyone who doesn’t have air conditioning or a cool, dry place to sleep at night,
everyone who doesn’t have vacation time.
Loving God, hear our prayer.
Faithful God, we pray for all who love summer and all who would like to love summer. Keep us safe this season. Open our eyes to the beauty of your creation this summer. Amen.