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30 When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.
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288 Thus the revelation of creation is inseparable from the revelation and forging of the covenant of the one God with his People. Creation is revealed as the first step towards this covenant, the first and universal witness to God's all-powerful love.(cf. Gen 15:5; Jer 33:19-26) and so, the truth of creation is also expressed with growing vigour in the message of the prophets, the prayer of the psalms and the liturgy, and in the wisdom sayings of the Chosen People.(cf. Is 44:24; Ps 104; Prov 8:22-31)
292 The Old Testament suggests and the New Covenant reveals the creative action of the Son and the Spirit,(cf. Ps 33 6; Ps 104:30; Gen 1:2-3) inseparably one with that of the Father. This creative co-operation is clearly affirmed in the Church's rule of faith: "There exists but one God. . . he is the Father, God, the Creator, the author, the giver of order. He made all things by himself, that is, by his Word and by his Wisdom", "by the Son and the Spirit" who, so to speak, are "his hands".(St. Irenaeus, Adv. haeres. 2, 30, 9; 4, 20, I: PG 7/1, 822, 1032) Creation is the common work of the Holy Trinity.
703 The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and life of every creature:(cf. Ps 33:6; Ps 104:30; Gen 1:2; Gen 2:7; Eccl 3:20-21; Ezek 37:10) It belongs to the Holy Spirit to rule, sanctify, and animate creation, for he is God, consubstantial with the Father and the Son.... Power over life pertains to the Spirit, for being God he preserves creation in the Father through the Son.(Byzantine liturgy, Sundays of the second mode, Troparion of Morning Prayer)