Holy God, in love your gracious Word called into being all that is.
From the beginning of Your gift of time
You have delighted to journey alongside all creation;
in the power of the Holy Spirit of life,
Your gracious Word has formed us and called us,
the Church of Jesus Christ,
to live as Your redemptive and reconciling presence amidst creation.
We thank You for granting us another opportunity to discuss our own perspectives
and even our differences
that the people we meet and the creation we steward
would recognize Jesus Christ in us.
In Jesus' Name we pray, amen!