Throughout Creationtide, 1st September - 4th October, there will be a daily posting of material to help us reflect on the various themes associated with this period in the Church’s year.
The posts will follow a nine day cycle, as follows:-
- Glory of the Cosmos,
- Earth’s Wonders
- Care of the Planet
- Meditation/ Prayer
- Praise & Adoration
- Jesus, the heart of it all
I hope you will find these notes, prayers, hymns and meditations helpful and that you will feel you want to call in on the site each day. You will be very welcome and as many of the items reflect the biggest challenge of our times (notwithstanding Covid 19), I hope you might encourage other like-minded people to join us on this 34 day pilgrimage.
Does the God who Lived a Human (Recommended tune:Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow 8.7 D)
Does the God who lived a human,
weep with anger, weep with rage,
at the sweep of gross injustice
in this money-driven age?
Wealth and arrogance are forcing
powerless people to the brink;
such as those who live in terror
that their homes and fields will sink.
Add to that the lies and falsehoods
in our corridors of power:
Lord of justice, cause your people
to rise up in this dark hour.
Seeking truth and resolutely
challenging both lies and wealth
that are careless of resources,
or strip others of their health.
Listen now to children’s wisdom,
many of whom recognise
that unless we change our lifestyle
earth is facing its demise .
If we strive more for your vision
of an earth where love and care
guide the actions of its people,
hope can flower and rout despair.
So, bring hope, O great Creator,
let the planet’s saving be
hastened by your Holy Spirit,
calling leaders, calling me.
You might also like to reflect on the internationality of the potential contribution towards the stewardship of the earth from the Christian church globally by spending ten minutes listening to one of the many versions of ’The Blessing’ which have been published during Lockdown times. Today’s choice comes from 50 Covid nations