All creation rejoices in your presence, O God. The sun sings your praise. The moon gives you glory. The stars proclaim your presence. The angels worship your Godhead and all humanity offers you its blessing.Orthodox Blessing
Loving God, all around us your amazing creation reminds us of your ability to bring about change and transformation. We see it in the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly and the acorn that becomes a mighty oak.
Your word encourages us to be transformed "by the renewing of our minds”*. Forgive us for the times when we don’t believe that transformation is possible or when we resist it when it begins to happen.
Help us, by your Spirit, to be open to your transforming work in us, that through the lives we lead, we may work with you to bring about transformation in your world, for the benefit of others and for your glory. Amen.
* Romans 12:2Gill Newton, Sheffield District Chair