Prayer for the Healing of Creation

“God, renew”

The “Prayer for the Healing of Creation,” like the “Prayer for the Healing of the Nations” comes out of Singing our Prayer: A Companion to Holden Prayer around the Cross.

The assembly’s continuing response in “Creation” is “God, renew.” That comes between each petition and becomes, effectively, a chanted prayer for renewal. This and “Nations” are some of my favorite litanies of all time.

The Psalm today was a selection from Psalm 98.

Morning Prayer 17 April 2020

This morning I decided to brave the cold weather and headed over to the picnic area at Benedict Park here in Tulsa. I’m trying this new thing this week, where I’m following a worship pattern similar to the one our community used when I was in seminary:

Mondays: Moving Meditation
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer (mostly from Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Wednesdays: Holy Communion (from various liturgies)
Thursdays: Meditation (mostly focused on breath. Perhaps a Psalm or reading)
Fridays: Prayer for the Healing of the Nations/for the Healing of Creation

I’ll be trying to post videos here for those of you who are (wisely) free from Facebook. It may take me a while to figure out how to pull this off. What you see here is my first attempt. Let’s hope it works!