Faith Seeking Understanding

(Angela Ashwin; A New Zealand Prayer Book)

God of energy and power,

in the risk of creation

you have entrusted to us

a vast and dangerous knowledge of your world.

Give us wisdom

and generosity of spirit,

to use the skills of science

and the resources of technology

for the needs of the poor and forgotten,

and for the enriching and healing of us all.

Praise to you, God, for all your work among us.

Yours is the vigour in creation,

Yours is the impulse in our new discoveries.

Make us adventurous,

yet reverent and hopeful in all we do.