God of life,
I love the work of Your hands –
the clouds moving or speeding across the sky,
the birds of the air,
the wind that cools or blows hotly,
the rain that we need and lack.
Guide our hands today so that they tend all your creation,
affirming in each the value and love You have for every creature and especially for every person, made in Your own image.
Help us to feel Your love seeping into our lives, nourishing us so that we may grow and thrive
in order to fulfill the dreams You call us into building with You.