SIMON PERRY

P1030950

Psalm 8

Lord God of all creation, teach us to come to you as children, because we seek to worship you as our Father.

 

Free us from the grudges that we love to nurse, from the hatred that we love to harbour, from the bitterness that we quietly foster. Set us free to sing your praises.

How majestic is your name in all the earth.

Creator of the Universe, we praise you both for your infinite glory, and for your closeness to us. We thank you that you have not wound up the world and left it to tick. We thank you for your presence with us. We praise you as the one who does not keep a safe distance from us.

How majestic is your name in all the earth.

We acknowledge that you have called us to be stewards of your creation in our day. So help us not to use the world as our ash tray, not to be swept along with the current of

consumerism, not to rob our children of the earth’s resources. Instead, may we honour you, the King of Creation, with our daily living.

How majestic is your name in all the earth.

We pray for fair trade rules and justice among governments and leaders, that the poorer nations of this world may have a fair share of the fruits of this world.

How majestic is your name in all the earth.

O LORD, our Lord

How majestic is your name in all the earth.