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Summertime, a time for prayer

The summertime is often experienced as a time of relaxation and recreation, a time to enjoy the presence of family and friends. But, the heat and the humidity can often get peoples nerves on end, leading one to impatience and irritability. As we enter the “dog days of summer” I think that prayer is all the more important to help us keep our cool even when we are not cool! Below are some summertime prayers to help us stay focused on God during the hot days of summer. In prayer God can help us to see each day as a blessing and enjoy the company of one another, and the wonders of God’s creation. May we each make these days of summer a time of prayer.

Posted by Fr. Bill on July 6, 2018

Two events are coming up soon.  Both will be taking place in tha time of prayer.e lakeside yard behind the parish office in Aurora.   Vacation Bible School:  Will take place on July 30—August 2 at St. Patrick’s, Aurora, 9:30am—Noon.    The Theme this year is,   “Rolling River Rampage!”  It is a great experience for our youth and children.  Hope to see you there!  Also, the Annual GSCC Family Picnic will be held Sunday, August 12 beginning at 1:00PM.  If it a hot day bring your suit; I am sure the Cayuga Lake waters will cool you off!

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Father Bill

A Summertime Prayer

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer! Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more     casual pace of the summer season. Draw me closer to You this summer. Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.  Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel. As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You. Amen.

 

A Summer Prayer

Long warm days... The pace of life slows... A time for picnics and rest in the shade... Lord, help me to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen. - Author unknown

 

A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do wherever you go. Walking with God means...walking with honesty and with courage, walking with love and respect and concern for the   feelings of others.  May you talk to God this summer and every day and in every situation.  Talking with God means...praying words of praise for the beauty of creation, saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times, asking God's help in all your decisions, expressing sorrow when you have failed.  May you talk with God every day.  Amen. - Author unknown   

Words from our Pastor

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