"Oh God, we thank you for this earth, our home
for the wide sky and the blessed sun,
for the ocean and streams,
for the towering hills and the whispering wind,
for the trees and the green grass.
We thank you for our senses by which we hear
songs of birds, and see the splendor of fields
of golden wheat, and taste autumn`s fruit,
and smell the breath of spring flowers.
Grant us a heart opened wide to all this beauty,
and save us from being so blind that we pass unseeing,
when even the common thorn bush is aflame with your glory."