This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Lord, we rejoice in all the blessings of this day. We rejoice in your creation. We rejoice that You have given life to us. We rejoice for the eternal life that You have promised through the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ for all who believe in Him. And we rejoice that You give us the privilege of serving You.
We rejoice for the ministries of Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We thank You that You have called them to minister to the future spiritual leaders in Tanzania and Belize. We pray for your continued guidance for them and for your continued provision for their needs. And we pray for some rest and relaxation as they settle back in the Capital District of New York and then as they travel to see family in Maine.
Thank You Lord, for the beauty of the summer months and for the gift of renewal and refreshment. Amen.