Prayer for the Sacred Gaia

Written by: Woodrow Lucas

Prayer for the Sacred Gaia

Lord God,

As we suffer in this famine of lack, we come humbly before you, confessing as the tax
collector once confessed, begging you to have mercy upon us.

For in a spirit of greed and profligacy, we have forsaken the earth and one another,

We have not defended the cause of the weak and fatherless, and we have not attuned our
hearts to the plight of the Orphan and the Widow,

We have defined ourselves in contrast to each other, and in so doing created mirror images
of wickedness,

Lord God, we humbly repent of our prioritization of career over care, and fashion over
fairness,

Lord God, we ask that you give us the grace to trade our SUV’s for compact cars, and our
competitive natures for the communion of mutual self-interest.

Lord God, we embrace the truth that you showed us when you fed the 5000, that miracles
only come from sharing and compassion, and that pride is the root of death and bitterness,

Lord God, please give us humility to hear the words of those from other folds, whether
they be Hindu, or Buddhist, or Christian, or Muslim, or Jewish, or Gay, or poor, or rich,
or black, or asian, or white, or indigenous, or Capitalist, or Communist, or homeless, or
influential, or disabled, or empowered.  Lord God please give us the humility to hear the
truth from all voices and the wisdom to integrate that truth into a world view which
enables us to comfort the widow in her affliction and to give generously and abundantly to
the poor.

Lord God, we thank you for your vessel Barack Obama, but we do not put our faith in him
alone.  Lord God, we thank you for Jesus and the prophets, but we do not put our faith in
them alone.  Lord God, we put our faith in you, and all things, and each other.  Lord God
we put our faith in the flow of love that surrounds and defines us.  Lord God, we put our
faith in the sacred Gaia, that harmony of Gracious embodiment and spiritual awareness,
that reflects the Creator and Mother Earth.  We put our faith in Siva and Brahman the
infinite.

Lord God, we ask that you bring about the miracle of human flourishing, through our
willingness to share our money, our hopes, our dreams, our works, and our successes with
all other people.

Lord God, please bring about the miracle of abundance through the miracle of responsible
and considerate sharing, through the just redistribution of blessings and the sublime
vision of collective prosperity.

Amen