Oh Dear Mother Earth!
You bring forth from the depth of your being all living things. You regenerate them each day by the power of your winds and the power of your rains. As the night is followed by the day, you enrich our lives with rays of warmth and coolness of twilight. You reach deep within your spirit to provide a bountiful harvest--food and drink that sustain all life. You control the weather patterns entwining sunny days with stormy nights. The clothes that we wear, the homes that give us shelter, and the medicines that make us whole, all come from your seemingly endless resources of love. And in the end, when our immortal souls depart our bodies by blessed demand, our mortal remains find rest in you, thus proving that what is given away by you in life will be what is totally and completely returned to you in death.
And so let us come together in prayer and thanksgiving to be reminded of your delicate benevolence to us. Let us promise that we shall engage ourselves in the messages of the Gospel which speak of peace, justice and a true stewardship of the Earth and of all your wondrous resources. May we always walk with you in a sincere balance of peace and harmony, Oh Dear Mother Earth!