Summer Solstice 2010 is June 21.
Radiance of heaven,
Light of our souls,
Splendor of God's glory bright,
we greet you with joy as we begin the summer of the year.
We want to play, vacation, and change our pace
under the warmth of your sun.
Save us from forgetting you.
Give us new eyes to see what you are doing
in others ...
in those who have sunshine but no relief from suffering ...
in the inner places of our hearts
that need your truth and light ...
Refresh us in hearing what you are saying
through the Goliaths we face ...
through the deprivation as well as the fullness ...
through the storms that threaten us
but cease when they hear your voice ...
We thank you for the coming of summer and
the radiance of your living Word shining among us. Amen.
From "Praise of God the First Day of Summer." Copyright © 2003 The General Board of Discipleship. Used with permission.