United Nations’ Environmental Sabbath Prayer

Great Spirit, give us hearts to understand;

never to take from creation’s beauty more than we give;

never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;

never to deny to give our hands

for the building of Earth’s beauty;

never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand

that to destroy Earth’s music is to create confusion;

that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;

that to callously pollute her fragrance

is to make a house of stench;

that as we care for her she will care for us.  Amen.

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