An Ecological Lord’s Prayer

Our God who are in pluriverses, the skies and the earth,


Blessed be your name: life. May your pulsing life come to be seen, heard, touched and felt through the oceans, the forests, in the rocks, in the life of plants and in the sounds of animals and singing birds.

May the atmosphere of the sky that carries our ability to breathe continue balanced as fossil presences are kept under the earth.

Give us this day our daily bread through a variety of seeds and grains and leaves without pesticides, without monocultures, from local farms and agro-biodiverse-cultures.

Forgive our plundering of the earth, our total lack of relation and reciprocity with the earth and more than human beings; as cells, mycelium, fungi and infinite processes of symbiosis forgive us daily by giving life back when we destroy it.

And lead us not into consumerism and the devouring the earth, but deliver us from the apathy that says nothing can be changed.

For life is kinship, relationally and reciprocity. Now and forever. Amen.

By Cláudio Carvalhaes