God of this place - a prayer


God of winter and spring, of summer and autumn.

God of the day and the night and the beautiful in-between.

God of the north and the south, the east and the west.

God of the universe and the atom.

You are God of this place and this time.

Your presence is found in the present moment.

Help us to plant our feet in this place,

not because it is our place, but it is the place where we are.

Remind us of those who have planted their feet here before us,

who tended this place,

who lived in this place,

who encountered you in this place.

Remind us that our ancestors did not arrive to an empty land.

God of all places, we receive the gift of this place as a gift

not for some, but for all.