12 September 2010
leader: In celebration we bring our hopes, our sorrows, our confusions and our futures before God Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier on this Fauna Sunday!
response: From the rising of the sun, until the moon shines down, horses, eagles, mountain goats, hawks and sparrows all rejoice in your gracious love.
leader: You have given humanity a place in the order of creation and have called us to keep your covenant of loving care and provision with birds of the air, fish of the sea, with insects, marsupials, felines and bovines…
response: That we would help preserve natural habitats so hummingbirds, lions, camels, leopards and all safely may flourish and raise their young without fear.
leader: We give thanks for our companion animals
response: For cats, dogs, gerbils, parakeets, hedgehogs and goldfish.
leader: We admit that humanity has abused animal life for utility, experimentation and entertainment rather than living with them as covenant partners.
response: We repent of ways society has injured and exploited innocence.
leader: We resolve to allow the wild to run free and not invade their spaces;
response: We promise to keep wilderness a place holy sanctuary and safe shelter.
leader: Your Spirit of life fills all creatures!
response: Let everything that flies and all the crawling creepers
leader: From arctic to savanna to mountaintop
response: From rivers to prairies, from micro critters to mammoth animals
leader: With howling wolves, braying donkeys and swarming bees
all: Let all praise the name of the Lord and glorify the Christ in the Spirit!