Sunrise and sunset
Your rhythms offered for all
every morning, every evening
Breathe in and out
Sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
every day, every night
As long as we are here
we are still together
every moment, every hour
Attentive to work or rest
laughing or crying
Your words remain faithful
Celebrations and sorrows
Ordinary and miraculous
Life here and there; profound gifts
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made
and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
he put the deeps in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him,
for he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
– Psalm 33:6-9
God, as we embark on our Monday beginnings, we welcome your assistance and presence. Let our steps be ordered by your Spirit even when we are unaware. Where work is started, let it bring good to our lives…the “good” that honors the life you give us today. Where rest is embraced, may it bring peace. When tears of sorrow or joy need release today, let them flow like fountains; watering our souls and reminding us how wonderfully you’ve created the world. Every beginning is an offering from you. We are grateful; we receive. Thank you for loving us. We need you, Lord, and we trust you completely. Amen.