Morning Collect for the Beauty of the Earth

We give you thanks, most gracious God,
for the beauty of earth and sky and sea;
for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers;
for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers.
We praise you for these good gifts,
and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity.
Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,
to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.

(BCP 840)


Ray Barnes said…
Really appropriate prayer for the time of year and wonderful picture of magnolia.

As ever, many thanks.
I just love these magnolias - this one is on my street and is just magnificent, so I walked down there yesterday for a photo session. Just hope we don't have a sudden freeze, which will turn them all to mush.