Good and Gracious God,
How lovely is the world you have wrought,
the diversity of floura and fauna,
the diversity of humankind.
You alone have shaped the heavens and the earth,
the lands we know and the stars and
galaxies beyond knowing and the stretch of light.
Your light is everywhere though,
showing a path of goodness and truth
for all who seek you.
Give us eyes to see and ears to hear,
that we may know your will and deny all else.
Give us minds and souls in the image of Christ,
that we may throw of the patterns of this world
and fall into the habits of Your Kingdom.
May your call be our sustaining food,
guiding us through the day and encouraging our work,
so that all we do is good , pleasing and perfect,
a holy fragrance lifted up in worship
to the One who set the universe in motion.