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.
NASA’s first image of a black hole
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.
It's easy to be overawed by the themes and discoveries of modern science. If you are, this short prayer might be for you
Prayer for Understanding New Knowledge.
Almighty and Eternal God,You have given the night, not only for rest, but to draw us into exploration of the near and far reaches of the universe. We gaze with awe at the immensity of it and glorify you for the wonders it reveals.
Teach us to understand you better through the repositories of new knowledge our searching lays bare and help us to recognize that the mighty forces at work in the cosmos are a manifestation of your love.
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 New Zealand