Prayer for a Peaceful Day
God of our beautiful hills,
as we go about our morning routines,
help us appreciate the graceful elegance of the deer
as they graze among the weeds,
and the cheerful chirping of the chickadees,
until the evening’s twilight shimmers off the water.
We praise you for the touch of your hand on all creation.
Help us care for all you made. Amen.
(This prayer, designed for common use, was informed by and intended to reflect the tradition of Celtic Prayer. It was created by participants at the conclusion of A Celtic Retreat for Peacemakers sponsored by Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery’s Peacemaking Committee. The retreat was held at Third Westminster Presbyterian Church, Steubenville, Ohio on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The writing of the prayer was facilitated by John Edward Harris, Interim Pastor, The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, OH.)