Before you begin your retreat, pause for a few moments to turn your focus inward. Slow your breathing, relax, and recognize that you are in the loving presence of God, who is with you as you continue your journey of growth and discovery.
God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.
God created all things and has given the human family a unique role in his creation. Made in the image and likeness of God, we have a special relationship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God made us to be like him and wants us to care for and love the world he created. Our Father, who loved us at the beginning, continues to love us today and always.
How do I see my special relationship with God and his creation?
How can I best help others see their special relationship to God and his creation?
(Speak to your heavenly Father using this prayer or one of your own.)
God, creator of all, help me to see your goodness in all of creation and your image in each person I meet, especially in the children who share this faith with me.