Prayer to Earth Mother
receive in your great bounty
all the blood that has poured over me,
the sorrow that has mired me down.
Let me be free,
so flowers and trees may sprout from me to the heavens,
so birds may come and perch on my wings
and sing their eternal song of gratitude.
Dear Earth Mother,
may your bounty feed the downtrodden,
may you comfort each knee and forehead pressed into your layers,
may la Virgen de Guadalupe’s roses flourish
and the trees that become crosses be strong,
may your robes encompass stars, moon, and ocean, day and night,
and hold me in its folds, Earth Mother.
Blessed Is Your Name
O our Mother the Earth, blessed is your name.
Blessed are your fields and forests, your rocks and mountains, your grasses and trees and flowers, and every green and growing thing.
Blessed are your streams and lakes and rivers, the oceans where our life began,and all your waters that sustain our bodies and refresh our souls.
Blessed is the air we breathe, your atmosphere that surrounds us and binds us to every living thing.
Blessed are all creatures who walk along your surface or swim in your waters or fly through your air, for they are all our relatives.
Blessed are all people who share this planet, for we are all one family, andthe same spirit moves through us all.
Blessed is the sun, our day star, bringer of morning and the heat of summer,giver of light and life.
Blessed is the moon, our night lamp, ruler of the tides, protector of all women,and guardian of our dreams.
Blessed are the stars and planets, the time-keepers, who fill our nights withbeauty and our hearts with awe.
O Great Spirit, whose voice we hear in the wind and whose face we see in themorning sun, blessed is your name.
Help us to remember that you are everywhere, and teach us the way of peace.