Lord of the heavens,
who lifts the creation
from all that burdens life,
You are to be praised
for the tender care
and healing touch
that reaches into the passage of each day.
When words of scorn rain heavily upon our ears
You speak words of hope and encouragement.
In the midst of the anguish and burden
You offer help and assurance.
Even in the tears and pain
of the dark night of the soul,
You rest with us
that we might walk into
the light and love of Your dawning presence.
our relationships with each other
and with the world
speak of our lack of faith.
Willing to ignore the needs of others
we put our own thoughts, beliefs and values first.
We do not tend the all You have created
in the manner Your might hope.
we give thanks for Your forgiveness
as it inspires us to reach into
the dawning of this new day
and walk with Christ again in all we say and do.