The perfect blessing for an enlightened age, Earth Prayers is a beautiful and profoundly moving collection of 365 prayers, poems, and invocations from around the world honoring our relationship to the environment. Editors Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon offer varied selections, from such diverse voices as Walt Whitman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Black El, to celebrate creation and the heritage we all share with Earth Prayers.
In forest clearings, beneath star-filled skies, in cathedrals, and before the hearth...women and men have always given voice to the impulse to celebrate the world that surrounds and sustains them. Now, as we face a diminished present and an uncertain future, the need to honor the interconnection between people and the planet is heightened.
From Walt Whitman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Black Elk, to Margaret Atwood, the Rig Veda, and the chant of a Samar fisherman, the varied voices linked here offer songs and prayers for land, sea, and air; graces for food; and invocations, poems, and passages that reveal in the common spiritual heritage of all who cherish creation.
An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planets people in this time.
- Joanna Macy, author of Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age