whose love is overflowing and inexhaustible
in its generosity.
Tending for the creation
You tease the best qualities
out of the poorest materials.
Taking what can sometimes be cast aside
You draw attention to the possibilities and potential
that have lain hidden.
In the midst of the bleak corners
of winter and life,
Your Spirit speaks from the chill
with fresh, crisp promises.
Awaiting the lengthen heat
of muggy summer days,
we long for time
to play within You creation
In this world full of freedom, choice and possibility,
we do not always recognise
what is good just for ourselves,
but also for the community
of which we are part.
We speak out of turn,
and hurt those we never meant to hurt.
At times we hurt intentionally,
keen to show our wrath and anger,
and yet destroy not just our relationship with another,
but our understanding of ourselves.
As we receive Your overflowing grace,
help us in our need for forgiveness
to seek the best of You
shared with others.
May our sorrow and faith
heal the bods we make
that others may know Christ’s love
in all we say and do.