Giving thanks for the Earth, and mending our ways?
From today's morning prayers, a reminder that the Earth belongs to God — all of it, from the seas to the deep caverns of the earth.
We're gonna have some 'splaining to do about the way we're treating the Divine Real Estate, I think. Can we mend our ways?
And let's give thanks for his goodness and mercy:
Venite Psalm 95:1-7
Come let us sing to the Lord; *
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands have molded the dry land.
Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!