Day 17 of the 40 Days of Prayer
from LEAFDecember 18, 2011
Today, Steve Ferguson and members of Community Church, Mountain City, Tennessee, are praying for creation…
O Blessed Christ
Precious treasury of compassion,
Bestower of supreme inner peace,
You who love all beings without exception,
Are the source of happiness and goodness,
Creator of this universe whose speech is supreme, a purifying nectar,
And your love a refuge for all living things.
Lead us to awakening.
With folded hands we turn to you,
Supreme unchanging friend,
We request from the depths of our hearts:
Please give us the light of your wisdom,
To dispel the darkness of our minds
And to heal the destruction of our greed and insensitivity
Towards your delicate creation.
Please nourish us with your goodness,
That we in turn, will nourish all beings
With a bounty of unceasing gratefulness,
Through your compassionate intention,
Your blessings and virtuous deeds,
And a strong willingness to rely on you,
May all the useless destruction of sacred creation cease,
And all happiness and joy return,
To all of God's mountains, rivers and streams.
That all living things be cherished again,
Upon your earth,
And in the hearts of men.