We have an expression,
Thank God It’s Friday.
You have probably heard it a lot.
I don’t know if you hear it as often lately.
For so many it is difficult to keep track of the days of the week.
Familiar work and school patterns have shifted.
Familiar responsibilities and routines have changed.
Please, Creator God,
Remind us that what has not changed is
Your constant love for humanity,
Your presence in the world,
Your compassion and mercy.
What has not changed is your words
To bear one another’s burdens,
To forgive and ask for forgiveness,
To be generous,
To be childlike.
Thank God it is Friday.
Thank God for giving us the gift of Sabbath rest.