Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Creation

Sermon Illustrations on Creation

I pray to God the Father, God the Son,

And to God the Holy Spirit,

Whose infinite greatness 

Enfolds the whole world,

In Persons three and one,

In essence simple and triune,

Suspending the earth above the waters,

Hanging the upper air with stars,

That he may be favorable to me, a sinner,

Who righteously justifies all who err,

Who ever-living lives.

May God be blessed for ages. Amen.

Let it be so. Let it be so.

Eloe, Sabaoth, Ya, Adonai,

Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani.

Taken from “The Prayers of Moucan”, in Celtic Spirituality, Ed, Oliver Davies.

There is glory

within each sunrise, Lord,

a warm effusion of praise

reaching upwards and out,

connecting earth

with heaven,


with created,

Shafts of sunlight,

arms outstretched in worship

encourage participation

from those who watch

and wonder,

at the beauty of it all

John Birch, Faith and Worship

God of majesty and power,

Who spoke and this world was,

Who breathed and this world lived,

Who counts the hairs upon our head,

Who sees our thoughts and reads our hearts,

Who loves us more than we deserve,

How can we not bring today,

Our sacrifice of praise?

For in the child at Bethlehem

Lies the promise of intimacy

With a Saviour who would die even for me,

And the promise of an eternity

In which to praise you more each day.

God of promise we praise your name, Amen

John Birch, Faith and Worship

Father: today we celebrate your gift. 

At creation you gave us the gift of life; 

Through the life, death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus,  

you gave us new life;  

At his ascension, we gained a mediator  

who prays for us every day. 

But today we celebrate another gift:  

the gift of your presence with us all the time and everywhere; 

the gift of your life living in us and through us; 

the gift of Your self in the Holy Spirit come to us – 

to enable us to live the way you call us to live, 

to equip us to serve you as you call us to serve, 

and shape us more and more in to the image of Jesus. 

THANK YOU for the gift of you. 

And may others know the same gift of your Spirit. 

Richard Herman