Category Archives: Earth Prayers

Poems and prayer from the book “Earth Prayers”.

Sitting Bull- Earth Prayers

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Behold,  my brothers, the spring has come;

The earth has received the embraces of the sun

And we shall soon see the results of that love!

Every seed is awakened  and so has all animal life.

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being

And therefore yield to our neighbors,

Even our animal neighbors,

The same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land.

Sitting Bull

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Meister Eckhart

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Apprehend God in all things,

for God is in all things.

 

Every single creature is full of God

and is a book about God.

 

Every creature is a word of God.

 

If i spent enough time with the tiniest of creature-

even a caterpillar-

I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature.

Harriet Kofalk

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Awakening

in a moment of peace

I give thanks

to the source of all peace

 

as I set forth

into the day

the birds sing

with new voices

and I listen

with new ears

and give thanks

 

nearby

the flower called Angel’s Trumpet

blows

in the breeze

and I give thanks

 

My feet touch the grass

still wet with dew

and I give thanks

both to my mother earth

for sutaining my steps

and to the seas

cycling once again

to bring forth new life

 

the dewdrops

become jeweled

with the morning’s sun-fire

and I give thanks

 

you can see forever

when the vision is clear

in this moment

each moment

I give thanks

Helen Weaver

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O our mother the Earth, blessed is your name.

Blessed are your fields and forests, your rocks and mountains, your grasses and trees and flowers, and every green and growing thing.

Blessed are your streams and lakes and rivers,the oceans where our life began, and all your waters that sustain our bodies and refresh our souls.

Blessed is the air we breathe, you atmosphere, that surrounds us and binds us to every living thing.

Blessed are all the creatures who walk along your surface or swim in your waters or fly through your air, for they are all our relatives.

Blessed are all people who share this planet, foe we are all one family, and the same spirit moves through us all.

Blessed is the sun, our day-star, bringer of morning and the heat of summer, giver of light and life.

Blessed is the moon, out night lamp, ruler of the tides, protector of all women, and guardian of our dreams.

Blessed are the stars and planets, the time-keepers, who fill our nights with beauty and our hearts with awe.

O great Spirit whose voice we hear in the wind and whose face we see in the morning sun, blessed is your name.

Help us to remember that you are everywhere, and teach us the way of peace.

Sia Indian Prayer

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White floating clouds,

Clouds like the plains,

Come and water the earth.

Sun embrace the earth

that she may be fruitful.

Moon, lion of the north,

Bear of the west,

Badger of the south,

Wolf of the east,

Eagle of the heavens,

Shrew of the earth,

Elder war hero,

Intercede with the cloud people for us

That they may water the earth.

Huang Guobin

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Let the reeds pander to the wayward wind,

I am the mountain range

That determines the course of the wind.

Let the sea weed flatter the inconstant tide,

I am the moon

That controls the tides ebb and flow.

Let the magnet succumb to the unbending north

and south,

I am the great earth:

Only I have directions.

Langston Hughes

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I’ve known rivers:

I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul had grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when the dawns were young.

I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.

I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.

I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I’ve known rivers:

Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.