By Stephen W. Hiemstra
God of all mercy, Loving Son, Healing Spirit:
We praise you for creating the heaven and earth; all that is, was or will ever be; things seen and unseen.
We look upon your creation and marvel at its beauty, seeing not you but merely the work of your hands, and, having seen it, we want to praise you.
We thank you for sharing yourself in the person of Jesus of Nazareth; who in life was a role model for sinners, in death became a ransom for sin, and in new life gave us the hope of salvation.
We look upon the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and see your love for us and want to praise you.
We thank you for your Holy Spirit; who is ever close, sustains all things, provisions all things, and gives every good gift.
We see your power displayed throughout creation, making all things new, and just want to praise your name.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the giver of life, and the redeemer of men and women, in whom we trust
and have our being. Amen.