When we are low, O God, send your spirit to set us on our feet,
open our lips and our hearts, and make us able to do your work.
We thank you for the grace you give us each day:
for breeze and cool water in the heat,
for companions to care for and to care for us,
for teachers and preachers and prophets to make your word known.
Grant that we may be faithful stewards of your gifts, and
profligate scatterers of your grace, through Jesus Christ
our savior and Lord. Amen.
Photo: Sugar Hollow Reservoir, 1949. Part of the Dunn-Bing collection.