Father of creation
Open our eyes to see
Your Beauty in all you create.
May we labour with You
To lift up the lowly, hidden
In the background, left behind
In the moving march of history.
Let us labour to reverse their lost
Lifting them to the blessed foreground
Of Pentecostal fullness
That rejoicing in Your whole creation
We grow united to You in the joy
Of beatifying all your works
For the sake of Christ
Inspired from the Collect “For Joy in God’s Creation,” in the Book of Common Prayer, and the theme of aesthetic “foregrounding” in Alejandro García-Rivera’s book, The Community of the Beautiful: A Theological Aesthetics (The Liturgical Press, 1999).