God and His Beautiful Nature
We “give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, for you laid the foundations of the world and have arranged the changing of times and seasons” (Preface V of the Sunday of the Ordinary Time).
As we begin this new season, may we always find you in the beautiful nature that you created. May your presence through all this fascinating creation and through the changing of the season bring hope to us and strengthen our faith and deepen our understanding about you and your love for us. Forgive us if we fail to recognize the beauty of your creation and the uniqueness of each season; forgive us if we forget to be grateful for everything that we experience, see, and feel through all that you have provided for us. Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord, to see you in all your creation. We ask now for your blessing and protection upon all your creation. We ask all this, through Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.