A Prayer for Creation (Rev. Lou Snead)
A Prayer for Creation
Life-giving Spirit, whom we know in and through the power of creativity, hear our prayers:
We marvel at your creative presence in the replication of the cells in our body and in the formation of new stars and planets that fill the universe.
We rejoice in the life-sustaining miracles that arise out of minerals and water reacting to sunlight, and seeds sprouting out of the soil, and the varieties of fish that continuously fill the seas, and trees that replenish the air we breathe.
We give thanks for the beauty and the bio-sphere intricacies of this planet on which we depend for our existence.
We recognize all of these as your good gifts to us and to your entire creation fashioned together in one large living system.
And we confess that we often take these gifts of your creation for granted.
In our quest for an abundant life, we have trampled on the delicate balances within this massive Eco-system and we have been part of the human destruction of this planet.
We pray in humility for the wisdom, strength, and resolve we need to honor the creative impulses of life itself and to restore the health of this good earth.
The groaning of the earth from the strain of human consumption is all around us- in melting glaciers, in rising sea levels, and in changing weather patterns.
Open our hearts and minds to a renewed sense of the interconnected web of life that reflects your creative energy. And grant us the courage to speak out on behalf of the blessings of life on Earth, in the name of your creative spirit.