This is a prayer based on Romans 8:22. It functions as a confession and also looks forward to the day when creation will no longer be groaning. It asks God to help us live more for him.


Extract from the prayer:

When sadness triumphs over joy:
Creation groans.
When darkness threatens to put out the light:
Creation groans.
When fear knocks at our door:
Creation groans.
When despair threatens to destroy our hope:
Creation groans.

When we hurt each other:
Creation groans.
When our words pull down rather than building up:
Creation groans.
When our actions do not speak of the love of God:
Creation groans.
When our lives fail to reflect the life of the Creator:
Creation groans.

We long for the day when creation is restored and creation’s groaning comes to an end,
when there will be no more sadness, darkness, fear or despair,
when our lives will speak of you and we see you face to face.
Until then Lord,
please forgive us, strengthen us and help us,
to live a little more for you, and to care for your creation today and in the days ahead...


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