Earth-Along Day 1 Liturgy

Today we focus on the theme of “Being of Service to the Earth.” What can you do, or are you doing, to be of good service? Today, make an effort to get out there (or get scheduled) to do something to care for or give back to our Mother Earth.


The liturgy for today’s Earth-Along focuses on the Earth Mother, and the ways that we tend her.


Great Mother, bringer of life, it is our quest to serve you well. We gather in your fields and forests to clear and to plant; we tend our gardens with loving care; we clean up your highways and waterways; we honor you in our rites. We give to you freely and with glad hearts, knowing that each act of service and sacrifice, whether great or small, serves to strengthen the strands of the web that connects us all. You pour out your many blessings upon us, too great to measure, and it is our solemn duty and joyous obligation to bring all our gifts to fruition in returning those blessings to you.


Beginning Signal
***Ring Bell (or other sound) 3 times***


Attune to Purpose
***Focus on your connection with the Earth Mother & Take 3 cleansing breaths to ground and center***


Prayer of Welcome
***Kindle your Good Fire (whatever form it takes)***
 
It is fitting that we honor the All Mother;
She from whom we have all emerged,
She who sustains us, She to whom,
In the fullness of time, our bones will return.
Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear our prayer;
We ask that you support and surround us
For this rite, as you do for all rites,
For this day, as you do for all days.
Eldest of all beings, crowned with every grace,
We give you honor, and we give you praise;
Yours is the joy of the rain, and of every sacred thing.
We honor you best when we walk in balance;
We honor you best when we make our footprints light;
We honor you best when we become your true champions.
All Mother, Our Mother, ignite your spark within us
That we may know ourselves to be truly human,
Truly holy, and truly part of the web of life.
Join us in the warmth and light of our Good Fire.
Earth Mother, be welcome here this day.


Prayer of Offering
Great Mother, bringer of life, it is our quest to serve you well.
We gather in your fields and forests to clear and to plant;
we tend our gardens with loving care;
we clean up your highways and waterways;
we honor you in our rites.
We give to you freely and with glad hearts,
knowing that each act of service and sacrifice, whether great or small,
serves to strengthen the strands of the web that connects us all.
You pour out your many blessings upon us, too great to measure,
and it is our solemn duty and joyous obligation
to bring all our gifts to fruition in returning those blessings to you.
 
***Make your Offering (give your gift, then say this or do what suits you)***
 
Blessed is she whose vital essence brings life to all the land.
Blessed is she whose lifeblood wells up and flows out to the sea.
Blessed is she whose gentle breath whispers of love across the sky.
Blessings to the All-Mother!


Prayer of Blessing
***Call the Earth Mother’s Blessings into your Water or Incense***
 
O come Blessed Goddess, and listen to our prayer,
Make the increase of your bounty thy constant care;
We ask that you support us, and let your blessings flow,
Praise to you, Sacred Mother, for all that you bestow.Beloved Ancestral Mother of prosperity and plenty,
From whose starry womb the green earth springs,
We have offered freely, with our heads and hands and hearts,
Bring forth now your blessings that we may take them in.Pour out the blessings of the Cup of Inspiration!
Send down the blessings of the Spring of Renewal!
Infuse us with the blessings of the Well of Wisdom!
Behold the beauty and the bounty of the gifts the Mother brings!
 
***Take in the Blessings: Drink, sprinkle, anoint, waft, or whathaveyou***


Prayer of Gratitude
As it began in your honor, let it end in our thanksgiving.
Earth Mother, we are ever grateful for thy bounty,
For your presence in our lives, and in our rites,
For your support in our work, and in all our days.With gratitude for blessings received, we carry forth
The gifts bestowed upon us to share with all the world;
Blessed Goddess, wellspring of potential, we honor you;
Through the fruits of your labors are we made whole, and holy.
Earth Mother, we thank you!


Ending Signal
***Ring Bell (or other sound) 3 times***


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