We thank you for the glory of your creation,
A mystery that surpasses our knowledge.
We thank you for the earth and water, sun and wind,
Creatures and people, nations and cultures:
Guide us as we gather to confess
That we have violated the gift of life given to us.
As we seek to affirm that the earth and all therein is yours.
As we seek to recall your covenant
And make it our own.
World Council of Churches