Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon are editors of the bestselling Earth Prayers, a collection of 365 prayers, poems, and invocations from around the world. This book contains an interesting crosscut of prayers and observations about taking care of the Good Earth and doing our best to see that she is respected and treated properly. One quote appears in the upper right corner on each page spread; the rest of the space can be used for journaling.
Here is a blessing way that allows you to, in the words of Roberts and Amidon, "deepen your powers of observation and presence. Recollect the world and your self through concentration and wonder. You will feel connected to a lineage of Earth prayer that has come alive through all cultures and traditions, and your voice, however humbly, will carry that life onward in these pages."
Here is a sampler of quotations from the book:
"Now may every living thing,
young or old, weak or strong,
living near or far off, known or unknown,
living or departed or yet unborn,
may every living thing be full of bliss."
"I am so grateful to be alone:
crickets in darkening grass
a walk among pine trees
be with the ocean's pulse
or the silent early dawn."
"Watching the moon
I knew myself completely:
no part left out."
"Touch the earth and listen to the rocks
for they remember
They know and remember
all that has come to pass here."
"I add my breath to your breath
that our days may be long on the Earth,
that the days of our people may be long,
that we shall be as one person,
that we may finish our road together."
Laguna Pueblo song