Gracious God, we thank you for the blessing of this day and the wonders of creation. We thank you for the mentors and wise ones in our lives who have lit the path for us on our journey of faith.
We thank you for the people who have dared to be honest with us, challenging us to explore deeper and ask the hard questions. We praise you for the gift of the faith we share and the richness found in authentic and healthy relationships.
God, in this season of vacations and retreat, we ask your blessing on all who travel and all who seek a time of retreat and renewal. May your blessing be upon us all in our summer activities.
Compassionate God, we ask your blessing on all who suffer in body, mind or spirit this day. Grant the assuring presence of the Spirit to those who need encouragement, comfort and strength. All this we ask in the name of the One who came that we might be blessed, this day and every day, Jesus Christ….who taught us to pray together saying…