We join with the earth and with each other

One of my favourite books is Earth Prayers edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon. There is a second additional book. These are poems and prayers from many sources and religions and other organisations. There are 365 – one for each day of the year.

The prayer for the 1st of January is as follows:

It comes from the UN Environmental Sabbath Program

We join with the earth and with each other.

To bring new life to the land

To restore the waters

To refresh the air

We join with the earth and with each other

To renew the forests

To care for the plants

To protect the creatures

We join with the earth and with each other

To celebrate the seas

To rejoice in the sunlight

To sing the song of the stars

We join with the earth and with each other

To recreate the human community

To promote justice and peace

To remember our children

We join with the earth and with each other

We join with as many and diverse expressions of one loving mystery: for the healing of the earth and the renewal of all life

 

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