|View of Falls, Yosemite National Park|
Creator of the Universe,
who is making Heaven and Earth,
let all that lives tell out your glory.
|Waterfalls and rapid, Yosemite Valley.|
Rocks and hills,
ocean depths and craggy peaks,
the wind that caresses them,
all join to sing out your Holy Name.
You planted your holy song, O Lord,
in laughing brook and rambling river
fed by rain before time.
|Autmn grasses, Creve Coeur Lake.|
Murmuring grass and field of wheat
as the beauty of the Lord passes by.
Thunder and rain, summer sun and shadow
work together with soil and seed
to prepare a table in the wilderness by your will.
|Sunset, St. Lucia.|
The works of your Hand, O Mighty One,
testify to your steadfast kindness and mercy:
You crown all you see as good.
|Sunset, Du Bois, Illinois.|
Forgive us for our trespasses against each other,
and against the Earth, our mother,
for seeking to hoard her riches
and denying her integrity.
|Franciscan brothers in Mui Forest, Marin County.|
May we walk gently upon this Earth,
that bears us like a chariot through space,
upheld by your wondrous Love.
May we care for all creation,
being dedicated and blessed by You,
called to serve its renewal and guard its unity.
|Dancing on the beach, St. Lucia.|
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
that moved over the waters of creation,
renew and recreate in us
a reverence for the Earth and all her inhabitants.
Lord Christ, center us in your wisdom,
and pour out your healing
over all we remember before You.