Lord of heaven and earth,
blessing Your creation through life and growth
we praise You for Your love.
You direct our hearts
that we might walk Your path,
seeking what is good and true.
Your voice speaks of righteousness
to be found in all creation,
brought into being
in the relationships
that are built of truth and compassion.
You lead to resources
that enrich all life,
and offer an invitation
to sit, engage and share.
Forgive us, God of grace
as we confess
that our lives are not always
easily shaped in response to You.
We place our needs before the needs of others,
and can find it hard
to ensure that all that Christ inspires
is at the forefront of our being.
Clinging to possessions,
we cannot imagine having less.
Lives are built around our own hopes and ambitions,
and leave little space
for offering Christ to others.
You offer each moment
as an opportunity to start again.
With forgiveness You give us courage
to place our feet upon the path of Christ.