Some don’t want to hear that the material world is sacred, because they’d rather exploit it. But scientists have sent a clear wake-up call. To summarize briefly: the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) trap the sun’s heat, melting the polar ice caps and warming the oceans. As sea levels rise, disastrous weather results--a preview of the wide-spread drought and massive flooding that could destroy coastal areas and islands.
Gracious God, show each person what one small part
we can contribute to the healing and protection of our earth,
air and water—the only home we have. Then give each of us the courage
to begin doing whatever that small part might be.
Read Psalm 65 slowly and thoughtfully, adding anything you'd like to this praise of the Creator.