Lord of the rising son,
and the glorious dawn;
Lord of the drizzling rain
and murky mist –
Creation is clothed with the bright array
of Your presence.
Each inch of colour
reflects the your hopes and welcome.
Each centimeter of water
quenches the thirst
of dried earth and imagination.
Taking a place
in Your temple,
we discover that all that we have been
is replaced with a vision
of all we could become
in Christ’s name.
God of story and memory,
we come ashamed of the memories
we have created by our failings.
Falling short of the markers
Jesus has set,
our thoughts and our words
betray our own selfish ambitions
and do not always reflect Your hope.
Remembering all that we have left undone
we sit in silence in Your presence,
seeking the assurance of Your love and forgiveness.
day and night You sing your joy to our sorrow
that we might live as those forgiven.
In choosing to follow You,
may our thirst for You
be reflected in the justice and love
we share in Christ’s name.