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Praying Together for Our Earth

Praying Together for Our Earth

prayer, Prayer Practice, Spirituality
I feel the need to pray for the earth today. I have curated this beautiful prayer from Interfaith Power & Light. The curated from Pope Francis. And so the cycle of sharing continues. I wish to remind you of my ideas about prayer. I believe that prayer puts us on the same page with truth, justice, and mercy. Ultimate Love, if you will. In that vein, I believe that I can enter into any prayer tradition that offers hope in this light. And so I invite you to set aside theological qualms and enter into the spirit of alignment of care for the smallest and biggest of all who live - the earth in her grandness and those who are abandoned and forgotten - the seemingly least of our concerns. Prayer for our Earth from Pope Francis Encyclical ( English and Spanish) A prayer for our earth A...

Under the Mango Sky

Joy
our gray skies pass when mango sky comes, warm with laughter, chanting its gentle way into the space where turtle speaks in earthy colors, speaks in that easy way only turtle can, as one who is at home in herself, between her plastron and carapace, wisdom in her slow ballet; her introversion, a model for living well in this grinding war-spun world . . . turtle is my totem and we live on our turtle island, she is the everyday re-enchantment of my solitary cosmos, my solidarity with life, i read her pastoral letters in green on green, the sweet grasses and seas, she speaks of connectedness, the basic constituents of enigma, wizardry, and the madness of the times and how best to dance the madness into light, she is essence, the unrushed cure for wretched nature-defic...

Today is Earth Day …

Joy
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage © 2015, photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved