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Daily Meditation: A Prayer For Mother Earth

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Today's post features an interfaith prayer for the earth, provided by GreenFaith. As the Paris climate talks get underway, may this prayer be carried to the hearts of all world leaders to care for creation.

A Prayer For Mother Earth

All people of the earth, each and every nation

Arise and rejoice at the continued creation

Of beauty, of springtime, the yearly rebirth

Of our protector, our home, our own Mother Earth!

Who despite our apparent lack of care

Creates bountiful splendor for all to share

From mountain tops to the deepest sea

All wonderful earthly miracles bursting free!

Yet this miracle of renewal requires the helping hand

Of the people to replenish and renew the land

From the largest of cities to the most remote farms

To unite in spirit and with the strongest arms.

Become a midwife to the birth of each flower

A guardian of our resources hour by hour

We must learn to take time to appreciate

The miracles of which we did not create.

For God has given this wonderful treasure

And its preservation will be the measure

Of people who recognize and will celebrate

The birth of each season before it's too late.

In citizenship, in willingness to toil

We must bend our backs and tend to the soil

In stewardship, arise and applaud the worth

Of the wondrous marvel of our Living Earth!

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