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.