Ronan Keating sings ‘Summer Wonderland’…….(Christmas is in summer ‘down under’)
Litany for Summer
God, we thank you for turning the earth toward the Sun .
We thank you for summer.
As the days and the light are long,
So is the Love of God:
Full of possibility
Bursting with energy.
As growing things are awake and progressing,
So may we become awake
To your light and to your love
Seizing opportunities to grow
Readying for harvest.
As our plot on the planet faces the sun, our star,
So do we turn ourselves toward the Son
Following the Way of Christ,
Following the Way of Love,
Growing to maturity,
Spreading seeds of Good News to all. Amen
Act of Awareness
As the sun rises each day in perfect newness,
so may we break upon each new day
with splendour and expectation:
renewed creatures content with reflected radiance
and dirty fingernails
(Source: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Worship in the Spirit of Jesus. Theology, Liturgy, and Songs without Violence. Cleveland. The Pilgrim Press, 2005.)