During these summer months, Holy One,

may we take time to enjoy things

Things like visitors

whom we have not seen

since pre-COVID

Things like blue skies

and green grass

and birdsong

and gentle summer rain

Things like sharing meals together

in restaurants

on patios

at beaches

Things like Sunday worship

and evening prayer

and grace before eating

and even writing sermons

All these things, Creator,

are meant for pleasure

and if we do them

with you in mind

then they are all

to your glory



The Reverend Doctor Katherine Burgess, a second-career minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, serves two congregations in the province of Québec, Canada. She is one of the regular contributors to the Saturday Prayer for RevGals. She, like many of us, is presently living a hybrid life, with some of it – too much still – online, and other parts of it in person. She lives with her husband, Keith, a dog named Bella, and a cat named OhchoCat. She shares daily prayers on her Facebook page. This summer, for the first time in too long, she will be visiting people and welcoming visitors to her home.

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