By: Beth Herrinton-Hodge
Abundant and Energetic God,
You fill your world with a season of summer delights. Sunshine, warm breezes, a slower pace to enjoy your creation. Fill us with the joy of this season.
We gather around your Word in the midst of our summer. May our days together lead to new friendships, new activity, new insights, and a strengthened relationship with you. May your Spirit shower upon our teachers, leaders, and volunteers; giving energy, creativity, and patience. May your love embrace the children and young people who join us for Bible School so they may come to know you more deeply. May your people experience good fellowship in these days as we study, create, and play.
Bless us, O God, as we seek to learn from your Word and to share your love. As you gather us in for summer Bible School, send us out beyond this place to show the world what we have come to know: that your grace and welcome and wonder are for all.
We pray in the name of your Son. Amen.
Beth Herrinton-Hodge is a Teaching Elder in the PC(USA) and an active APCE member. A free-lance writer and college instructor, Beth is married to Jay Hodge and is mom to two daughters: a teen and a tween. She lives in Shelbyville, KY with her family and their 3 lab-mix rescued dogs. Life is full!