God of all Creation,
The earth is yours and everything that fills it. You own everything from the deepest pit of the ocean to the tip of Everest and beyond it. Every creature that draws breath is yours for you made them all. The great cities of the earth and the smallest camp in the backwoods both owe you their existence.
The heavens and all their hosts belong to you as well. You make the Sun to rise on the earth, giving us light and warmth. You set the moon in its place so that we might mark the seasons. The planets and the stars nightly circle us because your powerful hand moves them in their courses.
When we look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars which you have set in place, Lord, what is man and who are we that you care for us? And yet you do. Just as you made all things in the beginning, you are making all things new in Christ.
Father, we praise you for your work of creation, when you set the stars in place, and we praise you for your work of the new creation in which you raise us from our sins into the heavens.
All glory to you God, Father, Son, and Spirit, both now and forever more. In Jesus’ mighty name, we pray. Amen.