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Egret near Pacific OceanCreator God,
Your world is a rainbow of color and light.

Your dream is that all life fulfill its purpose,
Lions roaming the savanna,
Dolphins playing in the surf,
Egrets spreading wings across the sea,
and Spiders laying traps for their prey.

Your dream is that water, air, and land
be protected and cherished.

Your dream is that creation’s many and varied blessings
be accessible to all who are made in your image,
no matter the accident of their birth,
the color of their skin,
the content of their pockets,
or the measure of their privilege.

Renew within us the dream for a world at peace,
where community and mutual commitment
are higher values than opportunism and self-interest,
and give us courage to be dream weavers
in all the places we labor for justice.

In your many names. Amen.

Snowy Egret

Words (c) 2012 Mark Lloyd Richardson
Photos (c) 2012 Dallis Day Richardson