Sunday, February 3, 2008

MOTHERS OF LIFE

This is adapted from a prayer in Yearning for the Wind by Tom Cowan. In Roman times many of the Celts referred to the nurturing, sustaining elements of the land simply as the “the mothers.”  The pictures were taken out under the dogwood.

 

 

Mothers of Life,

 

You bless the earth that gives us food, shelter, clothing, and tools for our work and play, and that provides the many paths that lead us through life,

 

Thank you.

 

 

Mothers of Life,

 

You bring waters from the sky and from deep in the earth to cleanse and refresh us and to keep us living.

 

Thank you

 

 

Mothers of Life,

 

You give us days when the air is crisp and sweet-scented, and days when is heavy with dew and mist.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Mothers of Life,

 

You nurture us in the long bright days of summer, and in the rich darkness of night and winter, you teach us the mysteries of the moon and the stars.

 

Thank you.

 

4 comments:

toonguykc said...

It's important that people know Earth is a mother to us all.  You did a good PSA here. :)

Russ

dsonney01 said...

just beautiful, thank you

rdautumnsage said...

I've always fondly called her Mother Earth...it's a belief of mine. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post hon! (Hugs) Indigo

mleighin21st said...

Beautiful!   The photos, too.               Smiles,  Leigh