Water: A Prayer


DSCN6230Creator God,

Your gift of water is life-giving.

All of life depends upon it!

And, yet, we continue to waste it,

To pollute it,

To sell it for a profit!

We pollute the oceans and the air

so that oceans rise as ice caps melt.

We drill for oil and pipe it and ship it—spilling it into our oceans and streams and onto the land.

How long, O God, how long?

You offer us living streams and we continue to prefer broken cisterns!

You call us to care for our brothers and sisters and we protect our profits!

O, God, I repent the raping of your good creation.

Call us all to see clearly,

to act justly and to return to walking humbly with You. Amen!


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