O Power of Creative Goodness, we pray for the welfare of our world and all creatures that call it home. May the winds continue to blow, but not too hard; may the rain continue to fall, but not in torrents; may the sun continue to shine, but not oppressively; may the soil continue to reproduce nutritious plants; may the stars continue in their orderly paths; and may your Spirit continue to renew the face of the earth. Amen. (http://www.lchwelcome.org/spirit/office/morning.php) Google Image
“Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.” (Sent! by God's grace for the sake of the world, July 2006, "Global Missions Event." 5).