Prayers for Creation

 Friday 26th August 2022 

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3

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 : Isaiah 55: 1-3a, 7-11

Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk  without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,  and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me;  listen, so that you may live. Seek the Lord while he may be found,  call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way,  and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them,  and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,  and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be, that goes out from my mouth;  it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,  and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

A response:

When we have a little, teach us to be grateful

When we have much, teach us not to be careless.

When we become complacent, teach us to be mindful.

We give thanks for rain and dew, snowfall and fog,

for  rivers and streams, lakes and oceans, for glaciers and ice sheets, 

for water that cleans and freshens the air:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!


We give thanks for water to bring life to plants, greening the earth, 

water to irrigate the fields and grow crops,

quenching fruits trees and flowers, salads and herbs:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

We give thanks for water

that all may drink – live stock and wild stock, 

birds and insects, as creatures great and small,

and for humans alike:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!


We give thanks for water fresh and salty, 

for those that swim on or in it, 

and all those for whom it is home:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

We give thanks for  water for drinking and washing,  

cleaning and laundering, cooking and brewing,

for making textiles and medicines, and for electrical generation:

 Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

We give thanks for  water as transport and water as recreation, 

for ships and barges, for swimming and sailing, canoeing and paddling:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!


We give thanks for  water for  birthing and baptising, 

for blessing and cleansing,

for healing and restoring:

Holy God

 let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!


The Grace