Friday, August 7, 2009


Merciful Lord,
You have watered the earth with the rains. You have created such beauty in this world, filled with birds and flowers, colorful things, and scattered it around the globe so that we all might see your wonders. Surely you are more creative than we can begin to dream.
We, however, have destroyed so much of your creation so that we might live more comfortably. We have strayed from your dreams for us, believing our own to be superior.
Make us wise, O Lord, so that on this day we might glorify you and recognize the wonder of the earth you have created. Help us to treasure this place as the garden of delight that it is, so that we might be filled with songs and praise.

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