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Praying for the Garden by Raymond A. Foss

Reflecting, on our place in the garden
our role in its suffering, its need for rest
spending time with the creator
each of us praying for the garden
that it would be healed

So much of our world
yearning for peace
for rest from war, oppression, abuse
stewards, not consumers
of this good, good earth

On our knees, humbly before God
asking what we can do
to bring healing to the world
Sabbath from our labors, our excesses
peace to this wonderful earth

December 29, 2009
Philippians 4:4-7
Exodus 23:10-12
Genesis 2:4b-9, 15
Part of sermon series – “sermon, “And I Will Give You Rest”, Parts 1 and 2,
drafted by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
prepared for both Boston University School of Theology coursework
and Suncook United Methodist Church
Philippians 4:4-7
Exodus 23:10-12
Isaiah 12:2-6 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 150, United Methodist Hymnal #862 (Responsive Prayer)
Genesis 1:26-30
Worship Theme: “Advent Conspiracy: Thou Shalt Rest”
sermon, “And I Will Give You Rest”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
December 13, 2009
Third Sunday of Advent
part of a series of sermons,
using the Advent Conspiracy
Pastoral Letter of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
“God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action”, at:
& more worship resources at:
Bill McKibben,
December 10, 2009
“The Moral Math of Climate Change”
Speaking of Faith
15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15)
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