Other & Interfaith Prayers, Earth Prayer Sites 

Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.
 - Mahatma Gandhi

God has made different religions to suit different aspirations, times and countries...one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with wholehearted devotion.
 - Ramakrishna, a Hindu mystic

I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means may appear different, the ends are the same.
 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.
 - Thich Nhat Hanh

Many Faiths, One Truth - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New York Times

Prayer – the world's greatest wireless connection.
 - Modern philosophy

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Earth Prayer Sites

Praying Nature with St. Francis of Assisi

Quartus Foundation World Healing Meditation

CoreLight Prayer Circle for Peace Around the World

Earth Gathas - Mindfulness Verses

Unity Earth Blessings - Prayers for Our Planet

Prayer For World Peace

Maitreya Peace Meditation Around the World

Sisters of the Holy Cross - International Day of Peace Prayer Service

Alliance of Religions & Conservation - Faiths & Ecology

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Climate News & Events

The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

The Power of Religion and Prayer - Desmond Tutu

Faith Leaders Stand With Pope Francis on Climate Change

Video - Streamed live on July 6, 2015
His Holiness The Dalai Lama On Compassionate Planet:  Panel on the Effects of Climate Change and Taking Action to Resolve this Global Issue
Pre-show          minute  00:00 - 51:50
Video                minute  51:50 - 58:50
Discussion        minute  58:50 - 2:40:50

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A Shinto Prayer for Peace

Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us,
I believe, are all our brothers and sisters,
why are there constant troubles in this world?
Why do winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us?
I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds
which are hanging over the tops of the mountains. 
 - U.N. Day of Prayer for World Peace 1

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Prayer for Peace - Taoist

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,there must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.
 - Lao-Tse

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The Blessing of Light, Rain and Earth

May the blessing of Light be on you
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
And warm your heart till it glows
Like a great peat fire, so that the stranger
may come and warm himself at it
and also a friend
And may the light shine out of the two eyes of you
Like a candle set in the windows of a house
Bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of the Rain be upon you, the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up
And shed their sweetness on the air
And may the blessing of the Great Rains be on you
May they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean
And leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines
And sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the Earth be upon you, the great round earth
May you ever have a kindly greeting for them you pass
As you're going along the roads
May the earth be soft under you when you rest upon it
Tire at the end of the day
And may it rest easy over you
When at the last you lay out under it
May it rest so lightly over you
That your soul may be out from under it quickly
And up, and off, and on its way to God.
 - Traditional Irish, Scottish Blessing

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Celtic Peace Prayer from Antiquity

Deep Peace of the running wave to you
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you
Deep Peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep Peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the shades of night to you
Moon and stars always giving Light to you.
 - Celtic Peace Prayer

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Dear God

Dear God,
We give thanks for places of simplicity and peace;
let us find such a place within ourselves.
We give thanks for places of refuge and beauty;
let us find such a place within ourselves.
We give thanks for places of nature’s truth and freedom,
of joy, inspiration and renewal,
places where all creatures may find acceptance and belonging.
Let us search for these places;
in the world, in ourselves and in others.
Let us restore them.
Let us strengthen and protect them and let us create them.
May we mend this outer world according to the truth of our inner life
and may our souls be shaped and nourished by nature’s eternal wisdom. 
 - Michael Leunig - Australian cartoonist, philosopher, poet and artist

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Prayer for World Peace

We pray that we may grow
in our understanding of the nature of all living beings
and our connectedness with the natural world;
that we may become ever more filled with
generosity of spirit and true compassion and love for all life;
that we may value each and every human being
for who he is, for who she is,
reaching to the spirit that is within,
knowing the power of each individual to change the world.

We pray for these things with humility;
We pray because of the hope that is within us,
and because of a faith in the ultimate triumph of the human spirit;
We pray because of our love for Creation, and because of our trust in God.
We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world.
 - Dr. Jane Goodall, excerpt from Prayer for World Peace

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Ashanti Prayer

O God, creator of our land,
our earth, the trees, the animals and humans, all is for your honour.

The drums beat it out, and people sing about it,
and they dance with noisy joy that you are the Lord.

You also have pulled the other continents out of the sea.
What a wonderful world you have made out of wet mud,
and what beautiful men and women!
We thank you for all the beauty of this earth.

The grace of your creation is like a cool day between rainy seasons.
We drink in your creation with our eyes.
we listen to the bird’s jubilee with our ears.

How strong and good and sure your earth smells,
and everything that grows there.

Be with us in our countries and in all Africa, and in the whole world
Prepare us for the service that we should render.
 - Ashanti Prayer, Africa

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Dadirri

Dadirri is deep listening.
Listening to the land.
Listening to the spirit speaking through the land.
Listening to the stillness.
Dadirri is awareness of the land as sacred Silent awareness of deep springs within me. I am the story of the land. I feel the harmony that is in the land.
My life is sacred.
A deep theme unfolding.
Dadirri makes me feel whole. Renews me and brings peace. My life is new.
 - Aboriginal Prayer

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Knowing

Knowing
We Are All Essentially Divine
We All Are One
Our Embodiment and Demonstration of The Principle of Goodwill
Our Conscious Distribution of Goodwill Energies
To all Endeavors Cooperating with
The Healing of The Nations
Will Lead to the Peace
We All Desire
So Be It.
 - CommonPassion.org's Shared Intentions

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Prayer for Peace 

O God of many names
Lover of all nations
We pray for peace
in our hearts
in our homes
in our nations
in our world
The peace of your will
The peace of our need. 
 - George Appleton, The Oxford Book of Prayer (Oxford University Press, 1985)

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Boy Scout & Girl Guide Prayer for the Environment

Dear Lord, help us to take care of the fragile earth.
Help us to prevent the destruction of wild life and to save those who suffer.
Help us to always do our best and use the things we are given in the right way.
Help us to help the world become a good and safe place to live.
May we always be ready to help those in need, whoever they are and wherever they may be.
 - UK Scouting Prayer

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Children's Earth Prayer

Dear God, thank you for this beautiful planet. Bless it and keep it safe from harm.
We pray for the protection of the animals, the soil, air and water.
May we care for all you have made. Help us to love the Earth as you do.
- Catholic Prayer

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Prayers for World Environment Day

We pray that we may all seek to live in harmony and peace with one another and with the natural world.
May we recognise the wonder and strength of diversity both in the natural world and among all people. May we live in peace with people of all faiths, of all nations, races, cultures and languages.
We pray we may rejoice in the variety of people and cultures and languages. May we rejoice in the diversity of the natural world that is of such beauty and wonder.
 - Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute

Heavenly Father, through your Eternal Word all of creation came into existence, and is held in being by your Holy Spirit.
In the lives we lead and the choices we make, help us to be mindful of the impact upon your world and its
people, near and far, now and in future generations,
so we may be faithful stewards of all that you have entrusted to us,
until that time when all things are reconciled to you.
 - Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Prayer excerpt 2

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Unity for World Peace

The spirit of love unites every heart,
blessing the planet with peace.

We are peacemakers, one in the love of God.
With hearts united, we establish harmony and peace
in our lives and in the world.
 - Unity Churches International 3

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Peace

Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.
 - Queio Apache Prayer

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Druid Prayer for Peace

Deep within the still center of my being,
may I find peace.
Silently within the quiet of the Grove,
may I share peace.
Gently and powerfully,
within the greater circle of humankind,
may I radiate peace.
 - Druid Prayer

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Reiki World Peace Prayer

May the followers of all religions and spiritual paths
work together to create peace among all people on earth.
 - Reiki Prayer

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Prayer for World Peace

May peace prevail on Earth
May peace be in our homes and countries
May our missions be accomplished
We thank you, guardian deities and guardian spirits.
 - Masahisa Goi, founder of Byakko Shinko Kai

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God Bless Mother Earth

From the Point of Light within the Mind of God,
Let Light stream forth into the minds of all people!
Let Light descend throughout the whole Earth!

From the Point of Love within the Heart of God,
Let Love stream forth into the Hearts of all people!
Let Love descend throughout the whole Earth!

From the Centre where the Will of God is known,
Let Purpose Guide the wills of all people!
Let Goodwill and the Will to do Good descend throughout the whole Earth!

Let Light, Love and Power descend throughout the whole Earth!
Let the entire Earth be Blessed with Peace, Harmony,
Progress, Prosperity and Spirituality!
God Bless Mother Earth!

With Thanks and In Full Faith! So be it!
 - Adapted from the Great Invocation by D.K. through Alice Bailey

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Hawaiian Prayer

May the earth continue to live
May the heavens above continue to live
May the rains continue to dampen the land
May the wet forests continue to grow
Then the flowers shall bloom
And we people shall live again.
 - Hawaiian Prayer

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Sunset Prayer

My Lord, thank you for the joy of living today
in the spirit of beauty, goodness and righteousness.
May your joy radiate in other parts of the World as the Sun
disperses the night and brings the joy of the day.
My Lord, you are the joy of my heart.
 - From the teachings of Torkum Saradarian

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Quaker Prayer

If we hope to overcome the ocean of darkness in the world,
we must first light a candle in our own hearts...
Committing oneself to the path of love can be the most revolutionary
way to change. Make the most of your time every day of your life...
As living human beings we are impermanent,
but we are surely not insignificant, Everything we do matters.
 - Robert Lawrence Smith, A Quaker book of Wisdom

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Earth Prayer

May togetherness of this earth continue to guide us and may the divine bring peace and understanding to protect the world.
- Nigerian Traditional Prayer

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Meditation for Peace

I am Peace, surrounded by Peace, secure in Peace.
Peace protects me. Peace supports me. Peace is in me.
Peace is mine — All is well.
Peace to all beings, peace among all beings, peace from all beings.
I am steeped in peace, absorbed in peace.
In the streets, at our work, having peaceful thoughts,
peaceful words, peaceful acts.
 - Buddhist Peace Meditation

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Morning Prayer

I am awake, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I am still alive... one more day to be myself.
 - don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)

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A Love Like That Lights up the Whole Sky

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.
 - From "The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master"

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A Prayer for Healing

We join with the earth and with each other
To bring new life to the land
To restore the waters
To refresh the air
We join with the earth and with each other
To renew the forests
To care for the plants
To protect the creatures
We join with the earth and with each other
To celebrate the seas
To rejoice the sunlight
To sing the song of the stars
We join with the earth and with each other
To recreate the human community
To promote justice and peace
To remember our children
We join with the earth and with each other
We join together as many and diverse expressions
Of one loving mystery, for the healing of earth and the renewal of all life
- National Institute of Open Schooling, India 4

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Reverence

Reverence is living with an awareness that we are always in
the presence of the Creator and that all life is precious.
When we practice reverence, we open ourselves to experience
faith, love and deep respect for the mysteries and wonders of life.
We take time in solitude and silence each day to contemplate,
to pray and reflect. We seek to discern the deeper meaning of our lives.
The beauty of nature restores our souls. We are respectful
stewards of the earth. We treasure all life.
 - The Virtues Project International 5

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Awakening to Our Own Divinity

Everyone, whatever our religion may be, whatever our nationality or ethnic background may be, let us join hands and pray for the joyfulness of everything in creation: animals, plants, mountains, the air, the earth, and the seas.
Let us pray, until each member of humanity has awakened to the law of their divinity, and we create true peace in this world.
 - The World Peace Prayer Society, New York, Essay excerpt  6

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Peace Around the World

From the place of Oneness in us all:
Our hearts unite for peace in the world.
May peace manifest its mystery through Grace.
May the people and their leaders find solutions
to benefit everyone equally.
May the spirit of generosity and forgiveness move in and through the hearts of all people.
May all involved direct their actions from love for Humanity.
We give thanks, knowing that this is now so.
Shalom, Salaam, Peace.
 - CoreLight.org's Prayer Circle for Peace Around the World

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Quotes and Inspirations

Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
 - Environmentalist John Muir (1838–1914)

He who is harmony with Nature hits the mark without effort and apprehends the truth without thinking.
 - Confucius

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
 - Confucious

For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it. 
 - Carlos Castaneda (Journey to Ixtlan)

First there must be order and harmony within your own heart. Only then can there be peace and harmony in the world.
 - Confucious

The highest goal of spiritual progression is harmony with God, while remaining earth-conscious, so that the world itself may be transformed to a spiritual plane of existence.
 - Kapur Singh, Sikh theologian

Creating the world, God has made it a place to practice spirituality.
 - Guru Granth Sahib (1035)

Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime, for the beautiful, for the truthful... and all of us are given the task of trying to make this world a little more hospitable to these beautiful things.
 - Desmond Tutu

There are special places on our planet, places of power, healing and renewal; places where the mind-body connection is enhanced and that enable us to get back in touch with our deepest innermost feelings. We need to preserve these sacred locations for ourselves, for the species of plants and animals that coexist in harmony there, and for the future generations of humankind that will need to be refreshed, renewed and healed by them.
 - Dr. Frederick Lenz, American Buddhist Mystic

You need to love the earth. If you don't, who will.
 - Dr. Frederick Lenz, American Buddhist Mystic, Anza-Borrego Desert

Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. 
 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov)

Ye are all the leaves of one tree and the drops of one ocean.
- Baha'u'llah, founder of Bahá'í Faith

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
 - Rabindranath Tagore

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.
 - Luther Burbank

Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.
 - Lao Tzu

Without opening your door, you can open your heart to the world.
 - Tao Te Ching

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
 - Rachel Carson, Nature Conservationist

The peace of one individual is small. The peace of many people together is big.
When we see ourselves as separate from our community and from nature, then violence and strife arise. It is only when we understand our part in an overall unity that there is the possibility of peace on a large scale.
 - Deng Ming Dao

When we see the light in others, we become stars which guide them through the night.
It is so simple:  look for light, and you become the light.
Observe the joy of Creation, and you will become one with that joy.
 - Torkum Saraydarian

Society sends the message that in order to be somebody in the world, you need to go to the right school, get the right job, buy the right car, live in the right neighborhood, etc., and only then will you be accepted, only then will you be somebody in the world.  This implication is that you are nobody right now.  But nothing could be further from the truth.
The entire power of the universe resides in your very being. You are made of light and stars. There is nothing you need to do, nothing you need to acquire, as you are already perfect, exactly the way you are.
 - don Miguel Ruiz Jr. (The Five Levels of Attachment)

Only a person at peace with himself can calm others.
 - Lao Tzu

By whatever name religion may be known, its understanding and practice are the essence of a peaceful mind and therefore of a peaceful world. If there is no peace in one's mind, there can be no peace in one's approach to others, and thus no peaceful relations between individuals or between nations.
 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
 - Baha'u'llah, founder of Bahá'í Faith

The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion. War shall cease between nations, and by the will of God the Most Great Peace shall come; the world will be seen as a new world, and all men will live as brothers.
 - Abdu'l-Baha, son of founder of Bahá'í Faith

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is power to do it.
 - Marianne Williamson, The Peace Alliance

The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.
 - Marianne Williamson

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
 - Eckhart Tolle (Stillness Speaks)

Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, how beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness there is a poem, there is a song. Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring. When the spring comes it again fills the tree with the music of many leaves, which in due season fall and are blown away. And that is the way of life.
 - Krishnamurti

We are like the tree standing in the middle of a bushfire sweeping through the timber. The leaves are scorched and the tough bark is scarred and burnt, but inside the tree the sap is still flowing and under the ground the roots are still strong. Like that tree we have endured the flames and we still have the power to be re-born.
 - Aboriginal author

The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon, and the stars live together as a cooperative. The same is true for humans and animals, trees, and the Earth.
 - Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality.
 - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We call this new awareness Interspiritual, implying not the homogenization of religion, but the recovering of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world's deepest spiritual traditions.
 - Brother Wayne Teasdale, Mystic Heart

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love, and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. 
 - J. Krishnamurti

Trees, groves, and forests have had a profound impact in the spiritual and physical life of people.
They give meaning to mysteries and to life.
 - Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
 - Chinese Proverb

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
 - Aeschylus

First in my prayer, before all other deities, I call upon Gaia, primeval prophetess... the Greek great earth mother.
 - Aeschylus, ancient Greek playwright

I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia.
 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
 - Lao Tzu

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
 - Chinese Proverb

When you are in accord with nature, nature will yield up its bounty…and every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time. 
 - Joseph Campbell

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Reference Information

1  www.hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/peace-and-justice/prayers-for-peace-and-justice

www.safcei.org/prayers-for-world-environment-day

3  www.unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/worldPeacePrayerAffirm.html

4  www.nios.ac.in/media/documents/Secengcour/book2/L_19.pdf

5  www.virtuesproject.com/faith.html

6  www.here-now4u.de/eng/awakening_to_our_own_divinity.htm

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