O divine planet, gift of God,
you are our womb, our life, our body.
We belong to you.
Yet we confess our arrogant unbelonging.
We have cut ourselves off from you.
We ask forgiveness of the sea and soil,
of all that fly or swim or crawl,
of all the green beings we have harmed.
As you fill our stomachs with food
and our lungs with life, fill our hearts
with the will to be grafted back onto the vine,
to participate fully, gently and gratefully
in the great dance of all living things.
O Creating God, may we be like you
and one with you in giving life,
in creating, not destroying.
O Living Creator, O Living Creation,
by your life in us, may we blossom with love
and flourish in loveliness.
April 22, 2021