Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Holy One, creator and designer God.
This tiny blue planet, spinning around the Sun is a miracle of your Creation.
You have created oceans, mountains, grasslands, glaciers, deserts and forests, in infinite variety.
From majestic whales to fragile butterflies, from polar icepacks to tropical seas.
And because we are an island, and isolated, our animals, and plants are unique on this Earth.
We are all part of your continuing creation.
So God of great imaginings, I am speechless at your generosity
and overwhelmed by the knowledge that we have not valued your great gift as we should.
We have destroyed great Aboriginal sites for the sake of profit. Forgive us Lord
We have destroyed the habitat of our animals, clearing land that now becomes prone to bushfires. Forgive us Lord.
We have not learned from the wisdom and knowledge of our First Peoples or treated them with the respect they deserve. Forgive us Lord.
We are filling the skies with smoke from fossil fuels and some are still denying climate change. Forgive us Lord.
We have not treated the animals which provide our food with the care and dignity they deserve. Forgive us Lord.
Forgive and inspire us, for ours are the hands that do your work in the world.
Helen Burnham, offered for worship 04/10/2020