The Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:5 NIV
The morning dawns clear and bright,
The sun is risen spreading light,
Shining on all God has made,
On people of every nation and creed;
On each flower and blade of grass,
Over every valley and mountain pass;
Through birds that sing a joyful tune,
And animals grazing under the silvery moon;
Over fish that swim and dance and leap,
In waters clear, cool and deep;
On every word, thought and breath,
Over life and love, work, play and rest.
Loving, living God, we praise You for the beauty and every tiny detail of your wonderful creation. We praise You for your goodness and faithful love for us. Help us to care for and protect our precious planet. Soften our hearts and help us to respond to the needs of our neighbours throughout the world, with the love and compassion of Jesus.
Gracious God, we pray for the power of your healing, restoring love and your peace to be known by all people. We lift our hearts to you in thanks and praise, that we might carry the light of your love to all we meet today. Amen.