April 22 Prayer
The earth belongs to the Lord,
He claims it and everything and everyone in it.
His glory fills the earth and his name is written
in splendor for those who have eyes to see it.
Why does the creator bother with us, such lowly human beings?
Because God loves!
He creates and he loves and he calls us forth to do the same.
He tells us that his love knows no end, on the cross
Jesus gave up his human spirit and gave us his life.
To live in us through our eyes,
his voice in our ears,
and the silence in our souls.
He calls us to care as he cared
for Mother, for brother from the cross, he cared for them until the very end.
He cares for us to care for all creation.
Pause and consider all of the splendor of
creation in the night sky and dawn's awakening glory.
Let the joy of being alive enter in
are overcome by the love in your heart,
to love him until the end.
His faithful love endures forever.
‘May we see your name written all over the earth
as we care for what you have made.
In simple things and simple ways,may we create with you a restored earth.’
Psalms 8:3-9, 24:1-2, John 19:25-30