|A group of Franciscans visiting Muir Woods.|
Let us bless the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth!
Holy One, you take sand and water, and turn them into solid rock: make us firm in our faith and love, we pray. You set clouds in the sky to reflect morning's glory and water a thirsty earth: help us be thankful for even the clouds in our lives. You make stands of aspens who share one root system: give us that same awareness of interdependence with each other, we pray.
Let us never forget, and always be grateful for, the blessing of this earth which supports our ways and our very breath. Let us never forget the light you give us by sun and moon, never leaving us in darkness or without guidance. Let us be more attuned to the sound of a grateful earth praising You than the turbulent grumbling in our own minds.
We rest within the embrace of your care, O Creator God, and ask your blessing upon those we now name.