Good and gracious God, you created the Earth and all that is in it. We thank you for the abundant blessing of water and its availability in our lives.
We pray for the oceans, air, mountains, plants, and soil, that life and health may pulse in them. Help us to discern how we have polluted our oceans. Empower us to empathize with the groaning of creation. Guide us to have a change of heart so that we stop harming our planet. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us that we may have the passion and wisdom to work effectively to protect and restore your creation.
Bless the Earth and all its life in every way. Bless us and teach us to care for the oceans and all our waterways. And so, with St. Francis of Assisi we pray for Sister Water.
We praise and thank You, Lord, for the gift of living water.
Guide us to use it wisely, to learn from its humility,
To consume it sparingly, and to protect its purity,