Creator, Loving God,
From the beginning you gave us our earth and all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. You made the light and dark, the land and sea, the birds of the air and the fish in the seas. Your creation of the moon and sun, the rain and snow, that plants and animals are all treasured gifts to your human family. You gave us our unique personhood, the wonderful weaving of body, mind and spirit into life.
May each day begin with a sense of respect and awe for the gifts that your creation brings. May we live each moment knowing that our lives, our earth and all of its gifts are treasures to be cared for. May each day end with profound gratitude for all the goodness of your creation.
God of light and life,
send your life giving Spirit
to those who are ill of body or mind.
If it is your will,
let each find wholeness, strength, joy
and peace cradled in your arms.
Be with all who care for a person who is ill.
shelter them in
your love that they may draw peace, strength, and hope
Ever present God,
Thank you for being with us through the joys and sorrows of life.