You are the source of wisdom and grace,
the author of human freedom and creativity.
We thank you for these gifts, and ask that you teach us
to be good stewards of our creative spirits.
Show us how to quiet ourselves, and to learn
the art of re-creation, reflection and relaxation
so that we might recharge and refill ourselves
for the work you have planned for us.
Help us never to be too busy to pause and realize
your gracious presence all around us: in nature, in other people, in ourselves.
Slow us down, Lord, and teach us to be
stewards of our time and recreation.