If our world needs anything, God, it’s a new vision of beauty
When we hate and make war on each other,
we need to recognise the beauty in those who are different from us;
When we exploit and rape the earth that sustains us;
and the creatures that call it home,
we need to recognise the beauty of creation;
When we fear and hide and run from life’s dangers,
we need to recognise the beauty in living;
When we suffer and grieve and die,
we need to remember the beauty that remains even in darkness.
Teach us to know and love all that is beautiful, O God;
Lead us into beautiful lives that open the senses of others
to glory and wonder
And through us, let the beauty of Your kingdom take root,
just a little more, in our midst.
For the sake of Jesus and His loving, saving purpose, we pray.