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As you pray today, take some time to be outside and to marvel at creation.  Look at the leaves that are changing color, feel the rain as it falls, or look at the brilliance of a clear blue sky.

Creative One, when we look at your heavens and the work of your fingers, and all of the marvelous and miraculous things on earth that your hands and your imagination have brought about, fill us with wonder.  Fill us with awe at your creation that we are still discovering.  Fill us with awe that you have created us, fashioning each of us in your image, and that you cherish us and care for us.  Help us to respect and care for all of your creation – the plants, trees, animals, birds, mountains, waters, and each other.  In the name of Jesus we pray, AMEN.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, thinking about the intimacy with God the Creator of the heavens and earth we have in this prayer.