Made New

Rain after drought; calm after storm; peace after conflict; trust after doubt; rest after work; joy after sorrow; variety after boredom; change after routine; something different after the drudgery of one day after another. We receive them as gifts from you, and we thank you.

Grant us, Heavenly Father, we pray the freshness and vitality that comes from holidays, that can also be holy days, with a simple awareness that you're in them too.