Earth Day Prayer 2013 PEACE TO OUR EARTH Prayer from the Roman Catholic tradition by Jane Deren Copyright @ 2013, Center of Concern, Washington, DC, USA
Peace to this Earth, This gift of creation, Which we celebrate With joy and reverence
In the spirit of the first Francis, May we take time to see The radiance of creation, This gift of light and liquid And green growth.
Peace to this Earth; May we practice nonviolence Toward our lakes, rivers and seas. May we renew the living waters Teeming with life, small and large. May clean waters quench our deep thirst.
Peace to this Earth; May we practice nonviolence Toward the land, the very ground of life; May we restore the soil So its richness can give us plentiful food. May we all be nourished by the fruits of the Earth.
Peace to this Earth; May we practive nonviolence Toward air, sky, clouds. May we respect these gifts So we can breathe freely in gentle rain. May the natural world be a safe home for all.
Peace to this Earth. We pray with our pope, Peace to creation, Which we celebrate With joy and reverence, Knowing we hold a fragile world In our hands.