Thirsty for you, O Christ, let us drink of the Living Water. Hungry for you, let us taste the Bread of Life. Lost without you, let us hear the Shepherd’s voice. Amen. Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109)
O Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens but we have sullied your handiwork.
Out of the mouths of the young come dire warnings.
When we look at the heavens, the work of your ﬁngers, we ignore our reckless conduct.
What are human beings that you are mindful of them?
We have made ourselves a little higher than the angels, lording it over creation with scant forethought.
You have given us dominion over the works of your hands, which we have trampled underfoot.
O Lord, our Sovereign, invite us back to Eden, to be proper stewards, so that we might be better with that which you called good.
Inspired by Psalm 8