God of Grace and Abundance, All of creation calls out to you, ourselves included.
Creation calls out to you in praise through song and laughter, croaks and vistas.
We come to know your love through the crackling of the fire and the sand between our toes. When we become witness to this praise, we are lifted alongside in joy, as part of your creation.
Creation calls out to you in pain, in crashes and groans, the silencing of song and cacophony of disastrous noise.
We come to know your call to action through the urgency of waves and the desolation of dried earth. When we become witness to this pain, we better understand our role as a part of your creation.
Trees in the forest grow roots deep and wide, intertwining with each other in mutual relationship; help us do the same. As our hearts are moved in awe, may we join in proclaiming your praise. And, as our hearts are moved in compassion, may we be spurred into prophetic action with all the earth. Deeply rooted in this relationship with you and all creation, help us to move forward with courage, knowing that with you, ‘injustice is not invincible’ (LS 74).
Written by Anna Johnson, LSM Senior Programs Manager for North America