In the United States, the most basic, powerful, and counter-cultural thing we can do for God’s creation is pray. The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts throughout September.
We live in a culture that values busy-ness and accomplishments. Following our Creator’s call to “Be still and know what I am God” (Psalm 46:10) humbles us. With prayer, we become open to God’s guidance, inspiration, and calls to action. With prayer, God knits us closer together in community. Only by the grace and inspiration of God can hearts and minds transform.
One option for September 1 is to come walk HCC’s outdoor labyrinth (across the street from the office door on Daleford Road). We will have prayers available to help focus your meditative walk. But, whether you come to the labyrinth, take a nature walk, celebrate liturgy in community, engage with scripture, speak sacred words aloud, or sing your prayers, it matters. Thanks for joining us in prayer!