Prayer for Creation: Colossians 1: 15 - 28

Here’s a prayer for creation inspired by Colossians 1: 15-28.  It comes from the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand website.

Prayer for Creation
(inspired by Colossians 1: 15-28)

Jesus, in dying you took on the pain of the whole of creation.
Its labour pains became yours as you struggled on the cross 
to bring the new kingdom to birth. 
Your arms on the cross embrace the whole world in reconciling love, 
offering healing to our polluted planet 
and forgiveness to us, the polluters 
Your resurrection life greens our world with the promise of a new spring 
Renew us we pray, so that we might renew our world.