A Call to Prayer
The earth is at the same time mother,
She is mother of all that is natural, mother of all that is human.
The earth of humankind contains all moistness, all verdancy, all germinating power.
It is in so many ways fruitful.
All creation comes from it. Yet it forms not only the basic raw material for humankind,
but also the substance of the incarnation of God's Son.
Hildegard of Bingen
A Word from Scripture
As long as earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
A Prayer for Farmers and Agricultural Workers
God of abundant grace, around your world there are fields, some ready for planting, some for harvesting, and others lying fallow. We thank you for those who farm the land, and for workers who prepare or distribute food. Give them joy in the miracle of growth, and trust in your provision. May no one starve because of greed, but let us hunger for righteousness alone. Amen.
Whatever we do to the web of creation we do to ourselves.
Every part of the earth is sacred for all belongs to our Creator.