From east to west, north to south, the world gives praise to God. Cherry trees blossom in Japan; geese honk over Greenland; stars glitter over the savannas of Kenya. No matter where we live—in the city or the countryside, by the sea or the mountains—we can find reminders of God’s goodness.
As the sun rises above tall peaks,
as colorful birds sing in the steamy jungle, we take each new day with you.
Beneath the pagoda, I look and listen. You are everywhere and in everything: in the song of a nightingale,
in the ripple of the koi,
in the shape of a gingko leaf,
in the crafted arch of the bridge.
North wind blows, seabirds swoop overhead. Water laps over toes, fish wriggle beneath. Clouds drift by,
rain comes and goes. Keep us safe in your loving care.
A World of Praise
Written by Deborah Lock
Illustrated by Helen Cann
A global hymn to God’s abundant love and care
for his creation.
“As the sun rises above tall peaks,
As colorful birds sing in the steamy jungle,
We take each new day with you.”
Celebrating diverse places like Peru, Estonia, and Nepal,
this poetic, lushly illustrated book praises God’s love for people, creatures, and landscapes across the globe. Whether families savor one prayer at a time or travel through them all
before bed, A World of Praise will encourage children to
glorify God’s presence in creation and in their lives.