Prayers of Adoration & Confession
God of all the earth as we go on our daily walks
We exult in the beauty of Spring, the abundance of flowers
The astonishing variety of colours and shapes and scents
And we know that nothing we humans can create or imagine
Can ever compare to the chaotic glory of creation.
Christ Jesus, firstborn of all creation, wisdom Word
We are drawn to you, to the mystery of your call on our lives
We hear your voice, we feel your touch, we see your face
in and through the people we know and strangers we meet.
You call us to work for justice and peace for all creation.
Holy Spirit, breath of life, you stir us into action
Breathing in we meditate on the mystery of creation
Breathing out we contemplate how we might respond
You pray with us, urging us on to seek new ways
To live in harmony with all that has been created. Amen
God of all the earth with aching hearts we bring you our confessions.
As we have grown in knowledge and skill, we have lost our way
We have laid waste to the beauty, abundance and diversity of creation.
Forgive us and guide the actions that we take now to restore balance.
Help us to listen, to learn from First peoples, from young people
From scientists and activists, from birds, animals and the very earth herself.
Forgive us our ignorance and set us free to be a people of peace. Amen
God calls us to join her in the glorious dance of creation
So let us stand up and dance, rejoicing in the abundant grace of God
Secure in the knowledge that in the name of Christ
Our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron with David Cameron, offered for worship Season of Creation 4, 11/10/2020