Creator of the highest heavens,
the deepest seas,
and the plains and mountains,
towns and villages,
angel voices praise You.
All living creatures circle around Your presence
and sing of Your wonders
shown in the wisdom and strength
that permeate the continual cycle
of growth and life
upon the earth.
From different paths
and different lives
we find our common purpose
within our knowledge and love of You.
For Your creation was made for praise and worship
and to exhibit that
not just in words and song,
but in the care and compassion
that is shared amongst all that surrounds.
Our first knowledge of You
may come from that slow burning growth
to acknowledging to whom we belong;
or we may have discovered Your presence in our lives
that a bright light
that challenged all that we once believed about the world.
Your presence in all creation
can inspire or interrupt
for You search amongst our thoughts and fears
and challenge all we know and think.
Forgive us for the prejudices
that do not allow us to meet you in the eyes of another.
As we remember those times
when we have felt our opinion mattered more,
or where we have belittled the words of another,
help us also to forgive those
who have not shown us respect
and trusted our thoughts.
Lord, in Your forgiveness of us
may our self-importance be cast aside
and instead encourage us to be adaptable and welcoming
so that Your kingdom is shown in word and action
as we inspired by the life of Christ.