Pentecost 2, Friday, Year C

Inspired by Psalm 96:1-9

“O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.”  Psalm 96:1 (NRSV)

Each morning the sun rises, bringing light to the darkness and warmth to the chill air.  Each day is a new beginning, another chance to let go of our sinful ways and live new lives of forgiveness and salvation, made possible only by the grace of the Lord of love.

New day, new chance, new beginning.  The God of all makes all things new.  He renews the earth, he renews our souls, he renews his promise.  Whatever old miseries you may be carrying, turn them over to the Lord.  Let him exchange them for new blessings.

Begin your day with praise and thankfulness for the One who has promised to see you through it.  Let your life overflow with joy for all the beauty he has provided—the light of the sun, the abundance of the earth, the care and compassion of his people.  Let the hope of another day banish your fears and doubts, and know that the Lord of love will conquer all.

Let us pray.  Lord of love, you know the challenges we face on this earth.  Renew our faith each day, that we may recognize the gift of each new beginning.  Through Christ our Lord, Amen.