Creation, Poets

Pied Beauty – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles in all stipple upon the trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)…

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Children, Creation

Children’s Creation Prayer

Loving Father we praise you: For the beautiful sun, For the rain which makes things grow, For the bush and the paddocks, For the sea and the sky, For the flowers and the birds, And for your gifts to us. Everything around us sings with joy. With all you made we sing for joy too! Amen.

Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug

Baptism, Creation

Thank You For The Waters

Thank you Jesus for the waters, The waters over which the Holy Spirit hovered before the world was made, The waters of the Red Sea through which you saved Israel, The waters of the Jordan which healed the leper Namaan, The waters drawn from the well at Cana, The waters that you turned to wine to tell us the feast…

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Celtic, Creation, Praise

Floor And Roof – Caedmon

Author of all marvels, we praise you. Creator of all things heavenly and earthly, we praise you. Your power and your wisdom are everywhere displayed. You have placed the night skies like a roof over our heads, and the solid and fruitful earth as the ground under our feet. Father, Son and Holy Spirit we thank and praise you!   Amen.  …

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Creation

Compassion For Creation – St Basil

O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers and sisters the animals to whom you gave the earth as their home in common with us. We remember with shame that in the past we have exercised the high power of man with ruthless cruelty so that the voice of the earth, which should…

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Creation

Creation Prayers

Of course these prayers are not ‘to’ creation, but acknowledge that as we pray we join in the song of praise to God that all creation was designed for… Creator of All, This world, Your creation, Rolled into a sphere, Packaged in sunshine, Gift-wrapped in love, Given to us, Thank you. Amen. In Your time, Creator God, this world was…

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Creation

Prayer For Creation

Creator God, you make all things and weave them together in a tapestry of life. Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life and to care for all the gifts of your creation. Give wisdom to those who have power and authority, that life may be cherished and a good and fruitful Earth may continue to show your glory…

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Creation

Care Of Creation

God of the universe, We thank You for Your many good gifts – For the beauty of Creation and its rich and varied fruits, For clean water and fresh air, for food and shelter, animals and plants. Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth’s resources for granted And wasted what You have given us. Transform our hearts…

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