This is a rainbow crosswalk which is being painted in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood of Québec City, reflecting the diversity of the people who live there.

On this Saturday morning, Lord,
I thank you for rainbows
for all of the colours
whether they glow brightly
or appear as faded pastels

I thank you for the reds
which I used to hate
for my hair used to be that colour
and I was teased for it
but now I love all of the redheads in my life

I thank you for the oranges
whether they are found in fruits
or vegetables
or flowers
or the flames of a campfire

I thank you for the yellows
especially the yellow of the sun
shining down on us
as we begin our summer
here in the northern hemisphere

I thank you for the greens
the greens of grass
sparkling with early morning dew
the greens of leaves
rustling in the leaves

I thank you for the blues
the blue of the sky
on a cloudless day
the blue of the sea
the blue of eyes

I thank you for the violets
the colour of smaller flowers
and larger flowers
and blueberries
and so many good things

And besides rainbows, Lord,
I thank you for all of the other places
we see varieties of colours
for I know that you made
every one of them

Amen

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The Reverend Doctor Katherine Burgess, a second-career minister, serves two congregations in the province of Québec, Canada. Although Québec is no longer in the Red Zone, both congregations are still worshiping online. Session, Presbytery, and Synod meetings are also online. She is one of the regular contributors to the Saturday Prayer for RevGals. She lives with her husband, Keith, a dog named Bella, and a cat named OhchoCat. She shares daily prayers on her Facebook page. She also has a blog, but rarely manages to post anything in it. 


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