Sky Sunday – Crafers

The response to “For the wonders of your creation” is “we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks for the beauty and abundance of the earth that lies beneath the glorious skies.
We remember as children, lying back and staring in wonder at the ever changing visions in the clouds.
Staring so long into the blue that we could see the stars beyond.
Give us and all peoples grace to live in harmony with your creation, wisdom and generosity in our use of its bounty.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks for the pure, clean air we breathe.
Give wisdom to those who have responsibility and authority in every land, that we may preserve our fragile environment, and work together in trust.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks for the sunshine and for the rain.
Blessing the land and providing food and water for its peoples.
Grant that we may learn to live in peace and shared prosperity, to honour one another that all may be enriched by the blessing of the sky, and freed from despair, poverty and hunger.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks for the good news of salvation for all people.
Strengthen us for our work in the world,
Unite in the truth all who confess your name, that our light may also shine brightly.
As the sun shines so brightly in the sky, illuminating all that is good and bringng light and warmth to our home, so may we also illuminate the dark corners of this world with your reflected love.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks for the fellowship of the communities in which we live and work.
We move like stars and planets, in and out of each other’s orbit.
Strengthen us to become a positive influence on all those we meet; our families, those with whom we work and learn, our neighbours and our friends.
Enable us by the drawing power of your Spirit to live in love for you and for one another.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

We give thanks that you are the God who brings light in the day and stars and moon in the night.
As the moon reflects the brightness of the sun, so let us be a true reflection your love.
To comfort and heal, we pray, all who are in sorrow, need, sickness, or any other trouble.
Give to those who care for them wisdom, patience and gentleness and, to us all, your peace.

“For the wonders of your creation”
“we give you thanks and praise”

Most loving God, you have promised to hear us when we pray.
“Grant that what we have asked in faith, we may by your grace recieve.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord”

Amen

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