Prayer for Solidarity and Justice
Great Spirit, give us hearts to understand;
never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;
never to deny to give our hands
for the building of Earth's beauty;
never to take from her what we cannot use.
Give us hearts to understand
that to destroy Earth's music is to create confusion;
that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;
that to callously pollute her fragrance
is to make a house of stench;
that as we care for her she will care for us. Amen.
--U.N. Environmental Sabbath