for Earth Day
Lover of Life, with the awareness of each breath, may we give thanks for the source of life and for all that makes the blessings therein possible. Lover of Life, with the awareness of our beating hearts, may we give thanks for the chance to love and renew our care of one another, which means, too, the care of what makes love possible. Lover of Life, with the awareness of each wonderful fragrance from baking bread or opening flowers or the salt of the sea, may we give thanks for all life's goodness, and pledge ourselves again to tending what is good, sharing it profligately, and passing it forward to the future whole. Lover of Life, with the awareness of each taste of what nourishes and delights, food for body and for spirit, may we give thanks for all that nourishes us and, when we have eaten, turn thankful to tending and caring for this earth and for all those who tend it, making such nourishment possible. Lover of Life, throughout our days and our nights, may we remember the gift of this life, cherish it, and from our gratitude, tend and share those gifts now and for all times. Amen.