and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace, and safety.
May we be generous and compassionate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of body, mind, and spirit.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.