We praise and honor you for you created and sustain us even when we are forgetful and negligent of our stewardship duties.
Forgive our neglect of the created world that we live in and depend on for our very lives.
We thank you for life and your Holy Spirit that sustains us and grants us every good and precious gift for existence and ministry.
We beg your patience with us.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, send us gentle reminders of our obligations to those around us and to your beautify earth. Sustain the freshness of our air and the cleanliness of our water. May our dispositions remain as temperate as your weather. Grant us shelter from the inevitable storms of life and may we extend your Gospel to all who would listen.
All glory and honor are yours for you protect me from hidden dangers and from temptations that would destroy me.
Forgive me for harboring so many weaknesses and yielding so quickly to every snare and pit that Satan lays in my path–the hidden pride, the sin I ignore, and my impatience with life.
Thank you for your hedge of protection that guards my heart and mind, keeping me focused on you, and sparing me the pain and death of those around me.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant me the strength and desire to honor your healthy boundaries and to live within your will for my life. Remind me daily of my baptism and to keep my heart pure, ever prepared for communion with you and the church.
To you be all glory and honor, because you created us, provisioned, and protected us in spite of our many transgressions.
If that were not enough, from the beginning you planned for our salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our great role model and redeemer.
Forgive us for focusing mostly on ourselves when so many of the blessings in this life are provided for us by our families, friends, and even complete strangers, who value our presence, our life, and our health through no merit of our own.
Thank you for the invisible people in our lives who grow our food, build our homes, and take care of us quietly doing jobs that we cannot do for ourselves.
Bless their lives, their families, and all that they hold dear. You alone know their names, their dreams, and they abilities. Let them never feel taken for granted. Send your Holy Spirit into their lives and bless them. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.