In the parched wilderness of life
You are the renewing, redemptive source
that brings life and light.
Into the stark, washed out horizon
Your brushstroke places
fresh colours and vibrant movement
as the splendour of Your care
is displayed for all to see.
Strengthening those who have been weakened;
steadying those who stumble;
sheltering those who are afraid;
Your presence offers hope
that in the dark, cold loneliness
of the shadows,
offers a beacon to the present
and future spent with You.
We turn our face to You
and remember those times
when our ears have not heard Your promises
or have not heard the cries in need;
when we have not sung with joy of You
or sung in celebration of another’s success.
when we wander from the path
You have laid before us
and gone in search of our own desires;
when we have become like wild animals
chewing on the gossip
of another’s life.
Lord of Creation,
at work in all life,
You call us to walk
Your Holy Path,
and journey in the forgiveness
of Your love.