Worship Resources for Earth Day, April 22

Praise in Bloom by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia

Every year, thousands of people gather on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. May these resources draw you closer to the One who is Maker of Heaven and Earth and inspire you to better care for the wondrous world we share. – Lisa <><

Prayer for Earth Day
A short, simple prayer

Morning Prayer by Steve Garnaas Holmes
A joyful prayer incorporating images of sunrise and nature. Reminds me of All Creatures of Our God and King by Francis of Assisi.

The Story That Defines Us
A rich theological reflection by Richard Rohr on the Biblical creation story compared to another creation story of the ancient world.

Protecting the Earth 
A collection of scriptures and quotes with a link to a nine day creation themed prayer cycle

Creation Praise
A short reflection on the Christian understanding of creation care followed by a prayer combining scripture and song

Creation Praise 2
Another prayer combining scripture and song

Prayer Litany for Thanksgiving
Originally designed for Thanksgiving celebrations, this combination of prayer, reflection, and song also works well for Earth Day.

God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain
an original hymn text which may be sung or spoken

Bless Christ, Through Whom All Things are Made
an original hymn text which may be sung or spoken

Psalms of Nature: A Reflection on Psalm 148

Psalms to God’s Glory: A Reflection on Psalm 19

You are welcome to use any of these works in a private or public worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish any of these works in any form.

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