You are the great Provider.
Caring not just for our bodies, but our souls.
In the days of old, you gave your people
rhythms of rest and celebration.
And we, like them, need renewal again and again.
Today, we see many traditions
and joyful activities repeated.
We return to them because we trust them
and connect with them.
But these are shadows of our continual need for you,
our source of life.
We will always need you and the good news of the Gospel.
Remind us that all creation is yours.
Remind us that we are affected by the curse
and indwelling sin.
Remind us that the world loves the darkness
rather than the light.
Tell us again how you descended to live among us.
Tell us again how you gave your life for rebels and enemies.
Tell us again how you rose from death
to save us and wash us clean.
Tell us again how you drew us out of darkness,
embraced us, and sealed us for glory.
Lord, please tune our ears to your song of redemption.
May we never get bored with the story of our Savior.