Across the nation, people of all faiths will join their voices together to pray for action on climate change on Earth Day 12noon local. Join us! When we stand together and raise up our voices we can have the power to change hearts and minds. Sign up below to pray and we’ll email you the the Interfaith Power & Light National Climate prayer.
Earth Week Facebook video recorded prayers:
Click here to go to Interfaith Power & Light’s FaceBook page to pray along. Or click the links below to pray along on IPL’s Youtube channel.
Jewish Prayer, Rabbi Simone Schicker is the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel, the Jewish Reform congregation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Christian Prayer, Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley, Chair of the board of Interfaith Power & Light. Rev. Durley is the former Pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he served for nearly 25 years. In 2011, Rev. Durley was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for his contributions during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Muslim prayer, Dr. Bashar Mourad is currently the president of The Islamic Society of Evansville, Indiana. He is a physician by profession and is married with 4 children. Dr. Mourad has been involved in ISE for over 2 decades. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Native American prayer, The Rev Canon Debbie Royals, Pascua Yaqui is Canon for Native American Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in downtown Tucson and is developing the Four Winds, a new community. She offers a prayer for Creation and included some wisdom teachings from her Pascua Yaqui elders. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Hindu prayer, Neha Pathak recites a Hindu prayer with her daughters that expresses the faithful connection between Hindus and Mother Earth. She is a board member of Bhumi Global, an international organization of Hindus caring for the Earth www.bhumiglobal.org. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Buddhist prayer, Linda Ruth Cutts is a member of the National Board of IPL and a Senior Dharma Teacher at San Francisco Zen Center, Green Gulch Farm. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Baha’i prayer, Christine Muller, a Baha’i practitioner, and a music teacher, teaches courses on climate change and sustainable development for the Wilmette Institute, and serves as secretary of the International Environment Forum. Christine offers readings from Baha’i teachings for the Earth. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Jewish prayer, Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is the Founder & CEO of Dayenu, a new organization mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. She has spent more than two decades advocating for social change and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement. Learn more about Dayenu by visiting https://dayenu.org/. Click here for this prayer on Youtube.
Muslim prayer, Imam Saffet A. Catovic, Muslim Chaplain, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and founding member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) – Green Initiatives. Click here for this prayer on FaceBook.
Christian prayer, Dr. Rev. Gerald Durley, Board Chair, Interfaith Power & Light and Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia Click here for this prayer on Facebook.
Muslim prayer, Imam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center of East Lansing, Michigan, winner of the Cool Congregations Community Inspiration award. Click here for this prayer on Facebook.
Buddhist prayer, Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax, Abbot and Founder of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico Click here for this prayer on Facebook.
Hindu prayer, SriVani Ganti, board member of Bhumi Global. Click here for this prayer on FaceBook.
Lenape and English prayer, Trinity Norwood-Citizen of The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation of New Jersey. Click here for this prayer on FaceBook.
Interfaith prayer, “We Hold The Earth” by Rev. Susan Hendershot, President, Interfaith Power & Light
Jewish prayer, Rabbi Nate DeGroot, Hazon Detroit, Michigan
Navajo prayer, Kyle Mitchell, Dine / Navajo storyteller and faculty member at South Mountain Community College, Arizona
Episcopal prayer, Rev. Michael Sells, Episcopal Church of Navajoland on the San Juan Mission. Farmington, New Mexico
Find other climate blessings from various faith traditions here.
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