Honoring God in Creation
Lord, transform me to be like St. Francis
who by honoring his own dignity as a child of God
honored all of creation with personhood and dignity.
Like Francis help me to see all of your creation as individual, precious and sacred.
Help me to see all creation as gift of you.
Lord I take this moment in prayer to honor myself as your child.
Lord I take this moment in prayer to honor all of creation as being all in you.
What I am, you also are, and so is your creation.
One giant symphony of mutual sympathy and interconnection.
A sacramental universe.
Transform my heart to this realization of oneness.
As only love in here can see and embrace love out there
Lord I embrace your love and send it forth.
Adapted from the writings of St. Francis and John Duns Scotus
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