This Week's Prayer
Guide us in the ways of being in loving relation with you.
We have put carbon dioxide in your air, now over 397 parts per million. It will not be easy to get it back down to below 350 parts per million, the highest level safe and sustainable. We’re scared of the results if we don’t make the right changes, and we don’t trust that we know for sure which sacrifices would really be helpful.
We yearn for a loving and skillful relationship of mutual nurturance with our planet home.
As you bring the splendor of autumn to your northern lands, we humans are bringing the sounds of war all over your surface: bombs and tears, sirens and fear, guns and terror, violence and injustice of every kind. Guide us in the ways of peacemaking.
We yearn for a loving and skillful relationship of mutual nurturance with all our neighbors on our planet home.
May our ears and eyes and hearts be opened to see through the fog, and may we be agents of opening for others that we may all hear one another and move toward peace. May we find in ourselves the wisdom, the compassion to make it so, for we are distraught that so many are subject to such cruelty – and that climate change may lead to still more instability and violence.
Guide us to involvement in development of ways to police ourselves without racism or unnecessary violence.
Guide us, too, to a compassionate and skillful response to the lands hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.
Earth and air and all the waters of our home, guide us in the ways of being in loving relation with all creation.