A Time for Transformation
A Time for Transformation
Litany

Leader: For our earth, our ancient mother, blue-green planet of the galaxy, harbinger of lives beyond measure, we honor you with our humble presence, we bow with humility and gratitude.

All: We pledge to transform our lives.

Leader: For the plants that have sustained our bodies; wheat, corn, peas, tomatoes, peppers and soybeans. For the live species providing rich protein; fishes, poultry, pigs and beef, we offer our thanks for the circle of life.

All: We pledge to transform our lives.

Leader: For the waters that give us daily life, from ocean depth to rocky cliffs, from Arctic ice to beaches and small streams, from lofty cloud to precious cup at our lips, we remember our dependence.

All: We pledge to transform our lives.

Leader: For the mountains rising to challenge our greatest aspirations, for the deserts transformed in a torrent of rain, for the forests thick with trunks marked by rings of wisdom, for roots interconnected web, for the new life within the heart of a seed, our souls respond in awe.

All: We pledge to transform our lives.

Leader: For the millions of species microscopic in the soils under our feet, to the pads, paws, and multi-toed, for the feathers and scales, for miniscule eyes open only under the moon’s soft guidance, and for the lichens and mosses pushing onto the leaves and rocks, we honor your existence.

All: We pledge to transform our lives.

Leader: For all of us descendants of the first primates, for those who sleep under the same blessed skies, for those who breath the same oxygen feeding our heart, for those who need love as much as I, and for those who yearn for the ease of compassion’s release, we remember we are not alone.

All: Called by love for the interconnected web of existence, and I pledge to transform my life and yours.

About the Author

  • The Reverend Kate Walker serves the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to MVUC, she served the Meadville Unitarian Church in Pennsylvania for ten years. She was raised UU and is a double UU “preacher’s kid.” She has served in several...

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