Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.
Lord God, I believe that long ago you established the foundations of the earth, and made the world what it is. Out of love you provided humanity with life. Creator of the world and of my life — thank you for the gift of creation.
You designed the world to be good. Help me to see your plan for all creation and for my life. Help me also to see where things are not as they should be, and give me courage to nurture those things back into line with your will.
Help all of us, Lord, to see the world as you see it.
As we prepare for Advent, bring to our minds and hearts the saving wonder of your Son. Help us to draw nearer to him, and to follow his lead in service and love for the world and those in it.
I ask all this through Christ, your Son. Amen.
© Creation, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, 2003. The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.