A Garden Blessing for Earth Day 2013

I am currently in Washington D.C. where the cherry blossoms and magnolias are in full bloom. The beauty of God’s creation is awe inspiring and so I could not resist republishing this prayer from To Garden with God together with one of the photos I took at the National Arboretum yesterday. It is also Earth Day in a couple of weeks and this is a wonderful season to remind ourselves of our responsibility to God’s good creation. Enjoy!

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  1. […] I posted this last year from Earth Ministry and thought that it was definitely worth reminding ourselves again of why we as Christians should be concerned for God's good creation. I had hoped to write another Earth Day reflection for today but the Inhabit conference consumed too much of my time this weekend. You might also like to check out some of the Christian organizations that are concerned for creation and some of the prayers I have posted in the past for this day: Good Seed Sunday – Celebrate with A Rocha Evangelicals Do Care About Creation Prayers for Creation Renewal – Students Caring for Creation. Earth Day To Do List from The Soulsby Farm Garden Blessing for Earth Day Earth Day Liturgy And the two postcard style prayers I wrote earlier for this year: Earth Day Meditation. A Garden Blessing for Earth Day 2013 […]

  2. I would like to use this on May 4 when we offer a forum on “Caring for your landscapes after Sandy.” We are on the South Shore of Long Island, and along with the houses being flooded and destroyed, many of our lawns, shrubs, trees, and all our plantings have been destroyed. So much looks brown and dead. Our local garden club and Episcopal Church arepartnering to bring some green and growing life — some hope — to these areas. Others are hanging drywall and replacing wiring. We see that people need some living and green things around them as well.

    May we have permission to use your prayer on that day and on the next day for Rogation Sunday?

  3. Clare , I am glad that you enjoyed this prayer and am delighted that you plan to use it May 4th in this context. Many blessings on all you do in the aftermath of this storm. I know that the work of restoration is long and painstaking.

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