Sep 21, 2011

Prayer: Seeing God in Creation

If your worship this week includes the reading of Psalm 19:1-6, here’s a wonderful prayer by John Birch which you might consider including. 

The warmth
of the sun's embrace
the gentle breeze swept in
by incoming tide
the rhythm of seasons
of new birth
death and recreation
All these speak so clearly
of your love
your power
and your beauty
All are expressions
of your creativity
and more importantly of yourself
As an artist might share his personality
within each brushstroke
so within the myriad colours
of a butterfly's wing
you share the exuberance of your love

That we can glimpse you
within creation is a beautiful thought
but also tells us
that you desire to be seen
to be found and known
Open our eyes, Lord
as we walk through this world
feel the wind and sunshine
see the majesty of creation unfolding before our eyes
Help us
to see you

—Copyright © John Birch, posted on Faith and Worship - Prayers and Resources http://www.faithandworship.com/