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A Prayer for August

A Prayer for August

Monday August 2 2021

 

 

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God of creation, whose creative power and love are seen in the beauty, the majesty, the wonder of the heavens and the earth we praise you for each act of creation which tells of your glory and witnesses to your love.

 

We praise you for summer days; for the long sunlit hours; for the vibrant colours, and heady scents, of the summer flowers that assail our senses.

 

We praise you for days of rest and recreation; time to set aside the normal activities of our lives; to enjoy the beauty of the natural world, to inspire us, to renew us, to refresh us.

 

We pray that through the beauty and wonder which surrounds us our spirits will be lifted, and our physical and mental health restored after so many months of hardship, anxiety, fear and despair.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you came to bring us new life, and sent the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into your people, encouraging and equipping them for the service of your kingdom.

 

We pray that, as we look to the beauty and wonder of creation for days of rest and recreation, we can turn to you that through the Holy Spirit’s presence we will be given all we need to live full lives, to serve you, to see around us the evidence of your love, and to receive that new life which you have promised.

 

God - the Creator, the Redeemer, the Enabler help us to walk more closely with you; willing to follow where you lead; trusting in you for the future; looking to you for the present in the knowledge that in all things, at all times and in all places we are held in your love.

 

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