Lord, with outstretched hearts we lift up to You:
we acclaim You and bless You,
our God and Creator of all that is.
Make of us mighty redwoods
in the House of God;
make us a dwelling place of beauty and holiness.
Let your peace pour down upon us
and sink into our very souls,
refreshing us like a cool rain.
Let our roots spread deeply
into the wisdom and love of God,
the Ground of Our Being.
May our arms open wide
to embrace all creation,
reverencing and sustaining all life
as your beautiful gift and blessing.
May we reach toward
the bluest firmament of your love,
O Holy One,
and provide a canopy of blessing to all we meet.
May we remember
our dependence upon each other,
and rejoice in the fellowship of Christ
that makes us one.
At day's end, may we look out
upon the time You have given us
and be glad,
and sing out your blessings with gratitude.
May our whispered prayers be carried to you,
gathered by the wind of your grace
that dances about us.
United within your steadfast faithfulness, O God,
we lift our prayer to you,
and ask your blessing upon us.