Praying Through Creation

Genesis 1 : 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

You may wish to complete this creation prayer in one sitting, or you may wish to work through it on the seven consecutive days.

 

 Day 1. Genesis 1: 1-5 Get up very early as the darkness turns into light. Thank God for this new day and remember that whatever happens today God will be with you.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

 

Day 2. Genesis 1: 6-8 Now and throughout the day remember that all you need for life itself has been given to you by God, including the air you breathe.  Slow down your breathing and notice each breath in and out, and be thankful.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

 

Day 3. Genesis 1: 9-13 Consider the abundance of plant life on Earth and the areas in which they grow. Deciduous forests and grasslands, deserts and tropical forests, high plateaus and coastlines. And join with God in declaring that it is good.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

 

Day 4. Genesis 1: 14-19 Go outside in the light of the sun and picture the moon, stars, and planets and stand in awe of God’s infinite majesty. Remember that although these images may make you seem small and insignificant, God cares for all his creation and you are loved by Him.

Think about the photo of the Earth floating in space. It is our home and It is beautiful beyond words. It is God’s gift to us and so we must treasure it.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the forth day.

 

Day 5. Genesis 1: 20-23 Imagine standing on the seashore in a storm, watching the waves crash onto the shore and witness the power of Creation.

Think about the fish and other creatures that live in the seas.  Remember the images of plastic polluting our seas and how that impacts on the wildlife. Ask for God’s forgiveness for our disregard of this habitat.

Reflect on the spring we have just had and the abundance of birds and their songs we have witnessed in our locked down lives that has helped to cheered us.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

 

Day 6. Genesis 1: 24-31 Consider the diversity of the animal life that walks on the surface of the earth, each with its part to play in the life cycle of the Earth, and the dependence each has on another.  Resolve to be a better steward of God’s creation

Genesis 2 :15 ‘The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it’.

Be humbled that God made you and all the other people who have ever lived, men and women of all races, in His image.  Ask God to help you to love your neighbour as yourself.

Praise God because he is Almighty and Everlasting and because there is no limit to what he has created.

And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

 

Day 7. Genesis 2: 1-3 In the evening take time to watch the sun set and be thankful that whatever has happened to you today God was with you.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Rest in the Lord and together with of all created things, in earth and sea and sky, proclaim God’s glory.

 

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