Tag Archives: Earth Day

Improv on Psalm 1 for Earth Day, 2019

Happy are those who do not ravage fossil fuels, ignore the warming of oceans, or scoff at the value of wild public lands, but their delight is in care for creation, and on climate change they meditate day and night. … Continue reading

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Prayer because of the Extinction Rebellion

Holy One of many names, when Earth Day defaults to cloth grocery bags drinking straws, slightly shorter showers, and Creation Care to prayers and general approval of high school students on strike, the Extinction Rebellion comes — to the London … Continue reading

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For Earth Day a Responsive Invocation and a Confession

Invocation Psalm 8 (responsive) O God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Your glory — light-years old in galaxies, is also the waking cry of infants, the “twinkle, twinkle” song of toddlers. You are near as Kevlar … Continue reading

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Psalm for Earth Day

Praise God, bees and monarchs, so fragile, so holy. Praise God, deep oil and coal, the grandmother of diamonds. Praise God acidophilus, good bacteria scrubbing intestines. Praise God, asteroids, brown dwarfs, pulsars and quasars, flyby pluto, supernova remnants, and meteor … Continue reading

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Liturgy — Keep it in the ground, Earth Day Liturgy

I was invited to share some liturgy this month for the theme”Keep it in the ground” which is the United Church of Christ focus for this year’s Earth Day and I wanted to share some of the pieces here — … Continue reading

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Prayer and songs for a garden dedication

I wrote these pieces for a church in Maryland that created a garden in the churchyard with cuttings and replantings of many people’s flowers and the placing of special stones . It is for the remembering of those who have … Continue reading

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Twenty-third Psalm for Earth Day

God makes all of us — shepherds, stewards, gardeners, so none of God’s children or creatures need be in want. God gives us lying down places of green pasture, rainforest, delta, desert, high mountain, deep canyon, and paths by arroyo, … Continue reading

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