liturgy for the Earth
NeoHasid has always been a source for eco-Torah and liturgy. Here are links for some of the prayers for the Earth that appear on neohasid.org.
Prayers for all times:
May the Name that fills all names be blessed and strengthened in this created world. May the Breath of Life that fills all breaths fill us with Life, and may it guide and rule our actions and visions...
The prayer begins:
All-powerful God, great and mighty, You are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace
with Your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and its beauty. Fill us with peace, and settle peace upon us that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one...
with a special emphasis on peace for the whole land that comprises Israel and Palestine.Rainbow Day, Shabbat Noach and Behar, and everyday. It begins:
Elohei Haruchot, God of all spirit, all directions, all winds, You have placed in our hands power unlike any since the world began to overturn the orders of creation. Please God, give us wisdom and skillful hands to heal the Skies and the Earth from our sins; Y'kum purkan lish'maya 'May salvation arise for the heavens'...
Borei Nefashot ~ for all our relations ==>
Here's one more brief prayer for every day based on the Sefardi liturgy for Sukkot:
God full of compassion, make Your Presence, Shekhinah, rest among us, and spread over us a sukkah of compassion and peace. Encompass us with the radiance of the Shekhinah, heal the heavens from our wounding actions and purify us from our sins. As an eagle awakens its nest, may You awaken the flow of life-energy to flow upon Your world, to give life to all, and water them. Give the hungry their food in its time, and grant us merit to dwell many days on the earth. Blessed be Yah for all time, Amen, Amen.
Prayers for special times and holidays, from Yom Kippur to Tisha B'Av:
Seder Ushpizin/Ushpizata for SukkotThe Sefardi liturgy for the sukkah includes the remarkable prayer you can read above that begins with "God full of compassion". Get neohasid's whole Ushipizata/Ushpizin liturgy here, which includes this prayer at the end of the liturgy.
The spring blessing on flowering fruit trees. Handout includes some good tree texts!
~ for the destruction of the Garden of Eden that is this Earth>/p>
Prayers that only come once in many years:
for Birkat Hamazon, about returning to the land. Next Shmita year begins in 2021.
Once in 28 years – that's how often this blessing comes around. Here's a liturgy we used in 2009 that weaves together Kabbalah and deep ecology, along with links to more resources. Next blessing comes in 2037, may we live to see that day in blessing upon a healthy planet!