With the rising of the morning sun,
we awaken with new hope in you, O Lord.
Your mercy is from generation to generation.
Your love is steadfast and faithful.
Shine the light of your love in the darkest corners
of your creation, we pray.
Place your healing hand upon this planet,
restoring balance to its rhythms
of daylight and darkness,
of summer, and autumn, and winter and springtime.
Bring to life the places of devastation,
where death pervades
and grief groans in agony.
In the midday, when the sun is high,
and life is bustling with activity,
we join in the celebration of community.
Be present in and among us, O God:
in our families
and in our business transactions,
in our learning
and in our sharing,
in our feasting
and in our fasting,
in our joy
and in our sorrow.
Bless your people, we pray,
with kindness and with grace,
that we may be reflections of your love
for one another.
As the sun sets on the closing of the day,
and we settle into our evening rest,
we pause to give thanks for all that you are
Hear our prayers of gratitude,
our prayers for peace.
Encircle us with protection, O Lord,
from the effects of our own sin
and the sins of the world around us,
and inspire us anew
to be the people you have called us to be
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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