|The first full day of Camp Phoenix dawns, and I remembered this sunrise from last year. I will miss it this year!|
Almighty God, we thank You for watching us through the storms of the night, and for bringing us in safety to this new day.
Bless us and keep us, that we may fill our hearts with your love for the tasks that await us as we do your will. You are our strength and our stronghold, O God: may we see your glory throughout creation and rejoice! May we walk gently among each other and upon this beautiful earth, our home.
Tend to the sick and the weary, Lord Christ, and give us the strength to love them and comfort them in your Name. We pray especially for those commended to us in their need, and ask your blessing upon them.