Preserving Creation

The wonders of God’s creation are all around us: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. But it is easy for us to take this bounty for granted—or worse, contribute to its destruction. It is our duty to tend to what has been given to us. These rituals and prayers remind us of the sacred nature of that task.
 

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“I bend and bless the earth / with my own brokenness”
person's hand touching pink flowers against dark background
“Praise the heartbeat of the universe”
view of mountains in blue and white sky with clouds with person on a rocky outcrop small in the scene
“We stand on the edge of possibility and loss”
Unetaneh Tokef: Facing our Environmental Challenge
“The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.”
Sabbath for the Land
“I went to the edge of a forest … To remember”
Shmitah

Tekhine connecting the mitzvah of honoring our parents with the mitzvah of caring for Mother Earth

A Tekhine to Honor Mother Earth

“Each moment I am grateful for this planet / Where the air is just right”

A Prayer for Our Precious Planet Earth

“Awash in the radiating comfort / Of this blessed, giving friend”

Mah Nora: Prayer of Torrents for British Columbia

“I pray / you will speak with care”

Prayer for the Glasgow Summit 2021

Interpretive translation of second paragraph of the Shema

And If You Listen Closely: The Overlooked Paragraph of the Shema

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