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O Bountiful Creator, we thank you for the beauty of the Earth.
The ground is a foundation beneath our feet: may the roots of our love for it grow strong.
For here is where heaven is right now: in the fleeting glory of budding flowers, in the applause of leafing trees as the warm spring wind sends flocks of birds homeward like an arrow through the sky.
Let us not be merely stewards but lovers of our Earth and serve it as we seek to serve You. Help us tend to our world, and nurture it and protect it, just as you keep your eye upon the sparrow and clothe the lilies in the field. Extend the shade and shelter of your blessing over those for whom we pray this day.