God of the sunshine, the warm summer breezes,
And God of the strong storms and hot afternoons,
We ask that you quench our thirst on our arid days
And keep us cool when the sunrays are too wearing.
In the midst of our vacation,
May we not worry about returning to work
But value this very moment for all that it is.
May our travels be safe and our health be well.
We thank you for late evening sunsets.
And lightning bugs.
And cookouts with friends we see only in the summer.
As the days get shorter, may we find our joy in whatever the season. Amen.