walking with wonder and reverence

O gracious and and merciful Father, You have graced us with another beautiful day. Thank you for such a precious gift.

Help us truly live alive during this day. Help us see the awesome work of creation with fresh eyes. Help us walk with both wonder and reverence on this planet you created so perfectly.

And help us come to the realization that we have both the power and the responsibility to care for all the beauty with which we are surrounded. Convict us of our wanton misuse of all that we have been given, and empower us afresh to become true caretakers of our world.

Let our love for you overwhelm our greed and need to consume. And let our faithfulness shine forth in the actions we take to demonstrate our reverence for all you have provided to sustain us.

Thank you for all you have given us. Amen