You make all things
And weave them together in an intricate tapestry of life.
Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life and to care for the gifts of your creation.
Guide by your wisdom those who have power and authority,
That, by the decisions they make, life may be cherished
And a good and fruitful earth may continue to show your glory and sing your praises.
You have called us to tend and keep the garden of your creation.
Give us wisdom and reverence for all your plants and animals
Who share this planet with us and whose lives make possible our own.
Help us to remember that they too love the sweetness of life.
And join us in giving you praise.
The Eco-justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.— Frances Sheridan Goulart, Prayer of the Churches of Christ in God Has No Religion: Blending Traditions for Prayer by Frances Sheridan Goulart