We have a responsibility to protect and preserve the earth for future generations. The actions we take now can either help or hurt the environment, so it’s important to be aware of what we’re doing. When we pray for our planet, we’re not just sending good vibes into the ether—we’re actually asking God to change things in this world in ways that are meaningful and effective.
It’s crucial that you understand how powerful prayer is if you want to make an impact on your community, but also on yourself! Let’s take a look at some examples of how prayer can be used as a tool for change and empowerment in your life:
Powerful Prayers For The Earth
1. Gautama Buddha says that “The Earth is our mother. She nourishes us and provides for us.”
Gautama Buddha says that “The Earth is our mother. She nourishes us and provides for us.”
The Earth is a gift from God, and we must be worthy of this gift if we are to receive it. If we are not worthy of this gift, then God will not give it to us. If you want something from God, but you cannot get it because you do not deserve it—and because you are spiritually blind—then He will not give it to you!
2. This prayer was found on the Vatican II’s website, it talks about how we are really united with the earth and how important it is to take care of it.
We are all united to the Earth.
We must take care of it, as we would take care of our mothers.
The Earth is a gift from God and therefore sacred, it is the fruit that sustains us. It is our home, we live here and this is where we have our roots, so it’s important to understand that everything depends on the environment that surrounds us.
3. The Earth Mother Prayer by the Great Peace Prayer Society honors our mother earth and asks for guidance in taking care of the planet and letting us live peacefully together.
The Earth Mother Prayer by the Great Peace Prayer Society honors our mother earth and asks for guidance in taking care of the planet and letting us live peacefully together. The prayer reads:
“O Mother Earth! We ask you to guide us so that we may learn to love one another and live in peace.”
The Great Peace Prayer Society is an international organization dedicated to promoting world peace through prayer.
4. This prayer was written by Chief Seattle of the Duwamish people, it’s a beautiful prayer that honors the earth and comes from a Native American perspective.
This prayer was written by Chief Seattle of the Duwamish people, it’s a beautiful prayer that honors the earth and comes from a Native American perspective. It was written in 1854, specifically for the white man’s arrival on the shores of Puget Sound.
5. YHWH Elohim, creator of all things, who set a pattern for work six times and called them good, bless these tools and this work.
YHWH Elohim, creator of all things, who set a pattern for work six times and called them good, bless these tools and this work.
This prayer can be used in any situation where you are working with tools. For example, when you are building something or doing construction on your house.
6. Psalm 19 in which God reveals himself as an artist who made all things very good.
The Bible gives us a unique perspective on the world, a perspective that is not only different from our own but more accurate. If you believe in God and consider yourself to be a Christian, then it is likely that you will have read Psalm 19 in which God reveals himself as an artist who made all things very good.
If you haven’t read this psalm yet, I highly recommend doing so because it can help us appreciate the earth for what it truly is: a beautiful work of art made by God. In this psalm we learn several important truths about creation:
- That everything that was made by God was good (verse 1).
- That everything that he created has its own purpose (verses 4-6).
- That there are no mistakes or accidents because everything was made perfectly according to his plan (verse 7).
7. Psalm 34 in which we are encouraged to trust God because he is good to us.
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night, your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”–and you forgave the guilt of my sin. You did not abandon me to the grave nor let your Holy One see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand
8. Isaiah 55:10-11 in which we are reminded that God delights in blessing his people through his Word and through his creation.
Isaiah 55:10-11 in which we are reminded that God delights in blessing his people through his Word and through his creation. “As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.”
The repetition of “so” throughout this passage creates a rhythm that emphasizes how much God loves us and how eagerly he wants to bless us with good things. As Christians we need this reminder because there are times when it seems like evil has triumphed over good and evil will win out over good at some point. But remember Isaiah’s words—God reminds us that although sometimes we may feel overwhelmed by our own sinfulness or overwhelmed by injustice around us, God will always give us mercy (which means grace) and forgiveness.
9. Romans 8 in which every creature praises God because of our redemption through Jesus Christ.
You may have heard about Romans 8, the passage that many people like to quote when they discuss Christ’s redemption. For those of you who don’t know it:
“For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” (Romans 8:24-25)
In this passage, God explains how every living thing (including plants) praises him because of our redemption through Jesus Christ. We are all connected to each other, to the earth and all of its creatures, as well as to god and all living things in the universe. This makes us one people with a common purpose: To uplift each other through prayerful action and love for one another!
10. We can come together as one to pray for our planet.
Let’s all come together as one to pray for our planet. We’re all interconnected, and as such, we can all contribute to the collective consciousness of humanity and join together in prayer.
A prayer is a powerful tool that can bring people together from all walks of life and beliefs. The world would be a better place if more people were open to this method, rather than simply shying away from it due to preconceived notions about its effectiveness or validity.
We can pray for anything—for ourselves, our loved ones, our communities…and yes: even for the Earth!
We hope that these prayers will help you to connect with the Earth in a new way, and perhaps inspire you to spend more time meditating on her. As we continue our journey through the year, let’s remember to be mindful of our impact on this planet. The Earth is not just an object or subject for study—she is a living temple with which we share this space and time together.