Opening Prayer for Holy Humor Sunday

Here’s an opening prayer for Holy Humour (or Laughter) Sunday, traditionally the Sunday after Easter.  The author is unknown.

Opening Prayer: Holy Humor Sunday

Chuckling, chortling God,
who lifts our hearts when we feel most down,
who strikes the light of joy in the midst of despair’s gloom,
who surprises us with wonder and awe,
enter into our hearts this morning, we pray.
Open our minds to the endless possibilities
you create for growing closer to you with a giggle.
Open our eyes to your presence in all things,
allowing us to respond in joy. Amen.

~ posted on the website of the Two Rivers Pastoral Charge, United Church of Canada.