Prayer to Mother Earth

An arc of Earth's surface, blue oceans and swirling white clouds, taken from space

We pray to you, Mother Earth, with gratitude
For your holding and sustaining love
For the air, water, and soil that feed us
For the mountains and rivers and oceans that calm our spirits
For loving and supporting all beings and all creation.

We pray to you, Mother Earth, with humility 
Help us to remember our place in the great web of life 
Help us to remember that we are but a part of this great web, 
and that we must do our part for all life.

We pray to you, Mother Earth, for forgiveness 
For our ignorance and willful disregard of the damage we have done to you, to the air and the waters, 
and the soil and the life of this beautiful planet.

We pray to you, Mother Earth, for fortitude
to uphold our part in reversing the damage we have caused, 
for fortitude to make and sustain a commitment to do our part to heal the planet.

Mother Earth, in gratitude and humility, we ask that you hold us and sustain us, 
as we strive to live in connection with you and all life. Amen