This week we feature Rev Ian Black and the congregation of Glasgow Cathedral. Go to 11 minutes into the video to skip the messages and see the service.
Prayer for the week of 4 June, 2023
Thanksgiving / Gratitude
(Inspired by Lyrics from "Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin)
Loving Creator God,
We give thanks for all Your work;
The heavens, the oceans,
the dusty deserts, the luscious jungles.
You have entrusted us to care for, to nurture,
And to support all the wonders of the world.
We ask for Your guidance as we seek to do better;
to be Your healing hands and show Your love for us and the world
in our actions to protect the environment.
Throughout history, we have been too quick to tear down
or attempt to re-model Your creation,
Rather than consider how You placed
each and every thing on this earth for a reason.
Every creature is unique; it has a purpose and a place.
You placed every single twinkling star in the sky,
and You know them each by name.
You are all-powerful, untameable and mighty,
You are love, gentleness and compassion.
Awestruck, we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim,
You are amazing, God.
Empower us to make ethical choices in community with one another
as we use our actions to worship the earth's beauty,
Because if we try to do this alone, we will fall short.
May our actions be mindful of the different privileges,
abilities and resources that we have,
Always striving to lift up those most affected by the climate crisis
but who have contributed the least to it.
As we seek to deliver Your Kingdom on Earth, as it is in heaven,
May we turn our attention to You, Lord,
And never cease to give thanks for Your works.