The theme of this year’s season of creation is, “‘Listening to the Voice of Creation’. It recalls the story in the book of Exodus where God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. Standing in wonder and awe at God’s presence, Moses humbly took off his sandals – he was standing on holy ground. God spoke to Moses, saying, ‘I have heard the cry of my people. I know their sufferings … Come, now! I will send you … I will be with you” (Ex 3: 1-12).
Let us humbly pray as we begin the season of creation:
“Creator of All,
Your Word went forth to create a symphony of life that sings your praise.
In this Season of Creation, we pray that you would call to us, as from the burning bush, with the sustaining fire of your Spirit.
Breathe upon us.
Open our ears and move our hearts.
Turn us from our inward gaze. Teach us to contemplate your creation, and listen for the voice of each creature declaring your glory.
Enlighten us with the grace to follow the Way of Christ as we learn to walk lightly upon this holy ground.
Fill us with the hope to quench the fires of injustice with the light of your healing love that sustains our common home.
In the name of the One who came to proclaim good news to all creation, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”