You name rings in hearts, imaginations and voice
as the creation recognises Your presence and care.
You have set the stars in the heavens
and the corals in the deepest oceans.
In the words of children
You offer wisdom
that is not always welcomed or acknowledged.
Creator of the Heavens
You are ever at work
in the detail of the universe,
and to our amazement
we discover that You are ever at work
in ordinary lives.
In the complexity of all that surrounds,
Your presence is felt
in the simplicity of our relationships with others
and with the creation.
For You are in the whisper
that offers encouragement;
You are in the squeeze
that offers reassurance;
You are in the tears
that shares the sorrow;
and You are in the shout
that shares excitement and hope.
Shaper of Creation,
how often we grow bored
with thoughts that take us beyond ourselves.
Our self-interest sometimes overwhelms
the compassion and care invited of us.
Our ignorance of situations prevents us
from engaging fully in personal and community relationships.
At other times
we focus beyond ourselves
in the hope that others may not uncover
out faults and transgressions.
In Your love You have declared Your interest
in the highest star,
the darkest corner,
and the intimacy of our lives.
May we know we are forgiven
as Your Spirit invites us
to worship You in the lives we live
shaped by the Gospel of Christ.