Rejoicing in the risen life of Christ, let us pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.
A brief silence.
Gracious God, we give thanks to you for this day of rest and refreshment. Thank you for this beautiful cool morning and the relief from the heat earlier this week. We pray for recovery for those who were adversely affected by severe weather. Remind us that this is the day that you created for us and we should rejoice and be glad in it ! For we indeed are your offspring! Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.