Rev. Julie Wright
Gracious God, how magnificent our world is! How wonderful that you gave us everything we need to live – food to eat, materials to build shelter, plants for making clothing, birds to sing, and all of nature painted with beautiful colors. Whether confined or on the front lines, help us remember to smell the flowers and listen to the music and take note of the glory of your creation!
LORD, we thank you for our blessings and know we are to bless others. Help us to share generously, particularly with our brothers and sisters who are struggling. This pandemic is causing havoc with job security and therefore, economic stability; with physical and emotional health; with relationships in close proximity and those far away. It is stretching us to our limits to find creative ways to engage children and others who do not understand the current circumstances. Renew our strength to continue, reflecting the light of Christ and being a conduit for the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus our Savior. AMEN.