Responses

Season of Creation—oceans, rivers, springs
For Words of Wisdom in scripture and story,
For inspiration in oceans and sparkling streams,
for the proverb of river and the psalm of springs,
We give thanks



Advent—Word made flesh in a baby
For wisdom in the Word of old
for contemporary insights in story and song
for Word made flesh in a baby—and in us
We give thanks.


Star—Light—Word
For the Star that shone in the beginning
for the Light reborn in our hearts
for the Word embodied in us:
We give thanks.


For the Word that was in the beginning,
for the Word reborn in our hearts,
for the Word embodied in us:
We give thanks.


Wisdom of past and present
These are the words of life.
We give thanks for the Word in our time.


For the wisdom of our past and present
For the voices of angels and eagles and friends
For words that challenge and inspire
We give thanks


For the wisdom of our past and present
For words that challenge and inspire
For the voices from the deep
We give thanks



Hearts—minds—hands

We hear with our hearts and minds
And respond with our hearts and our hands.


Let us hear these words with minds and hearts
And respond with the work of our hands.


 

Whakautu for Matariki
For words of wisdom from our past
for stories handed down from generation to generation:
whakatipuranga ki whakatipuranga
for words of healing and understanding:
whakaora me whai mahara
we give thanks