Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 11

Alive: Let there be life

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning —the sixth day.

Genesis 1:31 NIV

A Celtic prayer for creation:

There is no plant in the ground but tells of your beauty, O Christ. 

There is no life in the sea but proclaims your goodness.  

There is no bird on the wing, there is no star in the sky, there is nothing beneath the sun but is full of your blessing.  

Lighten my understanding of your presence all around, O Christ.  

Kindle my will to be caring for creation.

You are above me O God; You are beneath; 

You are in air; You are in earth; 

You are beside me; You are within.  

O God of heaven, you have made your home on earth in the broken body of creation.  Kindle within me a love for you in all things.


Author: John Philip Newell, former Warden of Iona Abbey

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