I forgot to put the Book of Common Worship prayer on for Friday. I trust you all "winged it" with no trouble!
Great and wonderful God, we praise and thank you for the gift of renewal in Jesus Christ. Especially we thank you for
opportunities for rest and recreation . . .
the regenerating gifts of the Holy Spirit . . .
activities shared by young and old . . .
fun and laughter . . .
every service that proclaims your love . . .
You make all things new, O God, ans we offer our prayers for the renewal of the world and the healing of its wounds. Especially we pray for
those who have no leisure . . .
people enslaved by addictions . . .
those who entertain and enlighten . . .
those confronted with temptation . . .
the church in North America . . .
God our creator,
yours is the morning and yours is the evening.
Let Christ the sun of righteousness
shine forever in our hearts and draw us to that light
where you live in radiant glory.
We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
(Lord's Prayer) Amen.
To be honest, I've never seen this prayer because I've never gotten up on Saturday morning to pray. But I like the "yours is the morning and yours is the evening" line.
Speaking of the evening: The full moon and Saturn and the star Regulus are supposed to be beautiful this week - kind of all together in the sky. The planet is goldish and the star is blue. Maybe we'll have a nice clear night after the wind blows away all the clouds.