An Ecological Lord’s Prayer
Our nurturing God, present in the entire cosmos,
Blessed are your names: Life and Love.
May your way of love
and your desire for life
be available to all creatures
all lands, all waters, and skies.
Provide for us all that we need for life,
through healthy soil and water,
abundant gardens, food forests,
and regenerative agriculture.
Forgive us when we exploit the earth,
over-fish the seas,
pollute the skies, and generally
overstep healthy boundaries
with our neighbours.
Move us into living
a way of peace that heals
the heart of all creation
and repairs the fabric of life.
Lead us away from greedy ways:
lives of consumerism and excess,
and deliver us from apathy and inaction.
For we want to be faithful to your vision
of a life of kinship, reconciliation, and love.
Today and each new day, amen.
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.