Generous God

Generous God,
your bounty has created a world,
peopled its lands,
filled its lakes and clad its mountains,
placed before us bread to share
and water to refresh.
Yet it has not been enough for us.
We have made sure that we will not go without,
cramming our barns and our larders,
enslaving those who provide for us,
taking the food from others' mouths.
Yet you love us,
because we are your children,
wayward though we can be.
Pick us up, set us right,
restore us to relationship with each other
based on love and generosity,
that we may share the abundance of creation,
and find life abundant for ourselves.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen