A World For Us

You have given us a world of beauty,
and we have spoilt it.

A world to feed us,
and so many go hungry.

A world of riches,
and we are unwilling to share.

A world to care for,
and we think only of ourselves.

Forgive us, gracious God,
for those times your heart is saddened
by our selfishness.

For those times we have no thought
for others, no cares but ours.

Enable us to see this world anew
as a gift from you,
to be shared and nurtured,
and those who live upon it
to be loved and cared for.

We ask this that your name
may be glorified,
through the beauty of this world,
and the service of our lives
Amen