Prayers for Creation – 

5th May 2023

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

You Lord, are the source of all good things: 

We praise you.

You call us to tend and care for your creation: 

May we strive to do your will.

You have made us as brothers and sisters with all that lives: 

May we live together in peace.

A reading from John 14:15-17 

‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.”


In the  warm sun, the aroma  of coffee, the embrace of a friend, 

 God is my comforter.

In the fresh air in my lungs, the soil beneath my feet, the push of the wind, 

God is my strength.

From the contentment of the cat and the playfulness of the otter,

God is my guide.

In the  midst of strangers, in the face of opposition and contempt,  

God is my advocate.

In the  blue of the sky, the green of the leaves, the love of neighbour,

God is my truth-teller

In rise of the hills, the flow of the tide, the song of the bird,

God is my inspiration.

Holy  God, I thank you that you are the ever-abiding presence 

that brings new life. 

May I in turn share that good news with all whom I meet.


Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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