O most High, almighty, good Lord God,
to you belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing!
Praised be my Lord God with all creatures;
and especially our brother the sun,
which brings us the day, and the light;
fair is he, and shining with a very great splendor:
O Lord, he signifies you to us!
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon,
and for the stars,
which God has set clear and lovely in heaven.
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind,
and for air and cloud, calms and all weather,
by which you uphold in life all creatures.
Praised be my Lord for our sister water,
which is very serviceable to us,
and humble, and precious, and clean.
Praised be my Lord for brother fire,
through which you give us light in the darkness:
and he is bright, and pleasant, and very mighty,
Praised be my Lord for our mother the Earth,
which sustains us and keeps us,
and yields divers fruits, and flowers of
many colors, and grass.
Praised be my Lord for all those who pardon
one another for God’s love’s sake,
and who endure weakness and tribulation;
blessed are they who peaceably shall endure,
for you, O most High, shall give them a crown!
Praised be my Lord for our sister,
the death of the body, from which no one escapes.
Woe to him who dies in mortal sin!
Blessed are they who are found walking by your
most holy will,
for the second death shall have no power to do
Praise you, and bless you the Lord,
and give thanks to God, and serve God
with great humility.
(St. Francis, 1182-1226)
Gn1; 2:4-7—God’s Wonderful Creation Is Good
Gn 2:15—God Instructed Us to Tend Creation
Gn 9:8-17—God’s Covenant with Noah and All Creation
Lv 25:23-24—The Land Is God’s
Ps 8— The Majesty of God
Ps 65—Thanksgiving for God’s Blessings
Ps 104—Praise of God the Creator
Ps 146—Trust in God Alone
Ps 147—Zion’s Grateful Praise to Her Bountiful Lord
Ps 148—Hymn of All Creation to the Almighty Creator
Mt 6:25-34—Learning to Trust in God as Does Nature
Jn 1:1-5—Through Him All Things Came into Being
Rom 8: 18-25—From the Beginning until Now, the
Entire Creation Has Been Groaning in
One Great Act of Waiting for Redemption
Col 1:15.23—In Chris All Things Have Their Being
Rv 21:1-5—Promise of the New Creation