Archive for the ‘Nature’ Tag

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Beauty of Flowing Water   1 comment

January 24, 2016 327 PM

Above:  Athens, Georgia, January 24, 2016, 3:27 P.M.

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

O LORD, how manifold are your works!

In wisdom you have make them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

–Psalm 104:24, Revised Standard Version–Second Catholic Edition (2002)

++++++++++++++++++++++

Thank you, great God, for all your wonders,

especially the beauty of nature, of which we are part.

Thank you in particular for the splendor of flowing water,

especially that which, cascading over rock,

rides across uneven surfaces and jumps into the air

on its journey.

In the Name of God:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 26, 2016 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS TIMOTHY, TITUS, AND SILAS, COWORKERS OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Adapted from this post:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/a-prayer-of-thanksgiving-for-the-beauty-of-flowing-water/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Posted January 26, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Psalm 104, Worship, Liturgy, and Prayers

Tagged with ,

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Squirrels, Turtles, and Wildflowers   1 comment

01742v

Above:  A Squirrel, Circa 1913

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99614467/)

Reproduction  Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-01742

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Creative God, thank you for all that is delightful and beautiful in nature.

Thank you in particular for squirrels, who dart about so adorably;

for turtles, who go about their lives so deliberately;

and for wildflowers, which decorate hills and fields so nicely,

creating a multicolored landscape to see.

Thank you for all blessings, of course,

but now, especially for those three.  Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 26, 2013 COMMON ERA

TRINITY SUNDAY:  THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, YEAR C

THE FEAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

THE FEAST OF SAINT PHILIP NERI, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Adapted from this post:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/a-prayer-of-thanksgiving-for-squirrels-turtles-and-wildflowers/

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Posted June 17, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Worship, Liturgy, and Prayers

Tagged with , , ,