9th February 2023
May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in His works. Psalm 104:31
Lord you created the world in love:
Thank you .
Lord you sustain the world through love:
Lord you invite us to share that love:
Thank you .
A reading from Psalm 104: 24, 27-31
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
These all look to you
to give them their food in due season;
when you give to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit,[g] they are created;
and you renew the face of the ground.
May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works!
So beautiful is the world You created
So beautiful is the world You created – from soil to sea, plants and trees of every sort.
How wonderful the waters teeming with living creatures, birds flying across the skies, all creatures and beasts on the land
Oh, how we have taken for granted and so greedily from the earth – destroyed habitats, hunted to extinction, desecrated environments and species.
We are sorry for our ignorance, our selfishness, our behaviour
Turn us into agents of action –
Help us to change our ways –
Encourage us to bring others with us; families, friends, politicians and world leaders to….
Learn new fairer, greener ways to live with each other
On this beautiful blue planet, till every…
Valley and mountain top, field and forest, river and sea is restored, and we find a new balance to live as You intended, for….
Compassionate God, you know our hearts and share our sorrows.
We are hurt by the despoiling of the living Earth, which we love.
We are angry at the loss we contemplate. We long for words of comfort, yet find them hard to hear.
Turn our grief to active love
Turn our anger to energy for repair of the world
Turn our guilt to solidarity
and by your forgiveness make us whole with all creation
Both these prayers come from the Green Christian website – https://greenchristian.org.uk/resources/show-the-love-prayer-2021/
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14