A Collect for Wisdom in Creation
"You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas." Psalm 8:6-8 (ESV)
Creator of all things, who contemplated your work from eternity past and crafted a universe of beauty and wonder, give us wisdom to rule over your creation well, that we might preserve and protect what you have made and not merely see it as a source to satisfy our selfish pleasures, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever. Amen.