Call to worship for Endangered Species Day — Creation Justice, USA

Written for Endangered Species Day, 17 May by Creation Justice USA.

This resource has been adapted for inclusive language and imagery.  The last two lines are additions.

How many are your works, Creator! In wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.  You call your creation ‘very good.’

 It is good, and we rejoice!

Come Leviathan who frolics, beasts that prowl, and every creeping thing that creeps! When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. Every creature gives you praise.

 It is good, and we rejoice!

Let us celebrate the harmony of all God’s creatures that sing in the choir of our watershed. Let us embrace our roles as caretakers of God’s majestic creation.

It is good, and we rejoice!