FEATURED SKYWHEEL PRAYERS
Below is a selection of the secular and religious prayers that have been contributed to the project to date. Some prayers are traditional to a specific culture or spiritual practice, and others are personal, and have been written especially for this project. This list is updated periodically, and is a small sampling of the prayers received. To write and contribute your own prayer to the project, click here for more info.
Mother of us all,
I will not abandon you.
Let go of what came before us – there is only the potential for a better earth.
Make a change however small – its ripple will bring waves. — personal prayer
Prayer to Mother Earth
Prayers to the branches, which hang on the tree
Prayers to the fish, which live in the sea
Hope that the water remains clean and blue
Prayers that humans stay humble and true. — Tosha Lombardo
Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness as dry fields weep with rain. -- A Ute Prayer
Let us become more educated about what we can do to preserve and protect our beautiful planet.
Let us become more and more accepting and loving with one aother with each passing year.
Let all humans have the basic rights of food, water, shelter, and healthcare.
Let everyone in the hard times be surrounded by love. — personal prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr
May humans continue to make efforts to clean our lands and oceans.
May we find progressive ways to protect our beautiful planet. — personal prayer
Beings are numberless, I vow to save them.
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them.
Dharma-gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.
Buddha’s Way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it. -- Zen Buddhist Mantra
A Prayer for our Earth
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace. -- Pope Francis Prayer for the Earth on Climate Change
Earth, I hope you heal and continue to be beautiful,
and your forests grow, and your ice caps don’t disappear.
I hope you continue to feed the animals that live in you,
and I hope humans give back to you and you live forever,
and see everything the universe has to offer. — personal prayer
May the Earth continue to live,
May the heavens above continue to live,
May the rains continue to dampen the land,
May the wet forests continue to grow,
Then the flowers shall bloom
And we people shall live again. —Hawaiian indigenous prayer
I pray that we find our way to peace – with nature, with each other,
and with all beings on this Earth and wherever else they might be. — personal prayer