Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin is sharing 12 summer prayers he's praying. What are you praying for this summer?
Let me ride the Ferris wheel at the fair and linger at the top so I can reach for the stars.
May we stare into a campfire and watch the sparks ascend in the night air, rising to meet You.
I listen for Your song in the wind humming through the trees and sing along with the clapping branches.
I walk along a beach and see eternity in the endless grains of sand, Your thoughts more numerous than them.
May the fishermen and women among us snag happiness on their lines, filling their nets with You.
Thank You, Lord, for the cooling breeze that comes through the open window at night (and the air conditioner that works by day).
Bless the lemonade stand on the corner and the kids who fill my cup.
Bless the dogs at the water’s edge, darting in and out of the deep, splashing us with a shake of their coats.
I hear Your voice in the thunderstorm that rolls across the land and smell Your footstep in the damp.
Praise for the moon that shimmers on the water, a ladder like Jacob’s ladder with a thousand angels ascending and descending.
Praise for the sun that sinks from the sky, making the blue blush pink and gold and our jaws drop in awe.
May I never stop seeing You the Creator in Your creation’s exuberant summer celebration of bounty and goodness and joy.
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