Creator Spirit, who broadest everlastingly over the lands and waters of the earth, enduing them with forms and colors which no human skill can copy, give me today, I beseech Thee, the mind and heart to rejoice in Thy creation.
Forbid that I should walk through Your beauty with unseeing eyes.
Forbid that lure of the market place should steal my heart away from the love of open acres.
Forbid that under the low roof of the office, I should ever forget Thy vast overarching sky.
Forbid that when all Thy creatures are greeting the morning with songs and shouts of joy, I alone should wear a dull and sullen face.
Let the energy and vigor, which is Thy wisdom Thou hast infused into every living thing stir today within my being.
And above all, give me the grace to use these beauties of the earth without harm or taking advantage thereof.
O Thou, who divine tenderness’s outsoar the narrow loves and charities of earth, grant me today a kind and gentle heart towards all things that live.