I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up to the heavens and say there is no God.-Abraham Lincoln
Scripture for the day Psalm 8 (New Living Translation)
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Prayer for the day
Based on Psalm 8
Wonderful Creator God,
the whole earth declares your greatness.
Your glory glows in the heavens and is seen in the
moon and the stars which you have set in place.
What are we that you care for us?
Yet you have made us only a little lower than yourself
and crowned us with glory and honor.
You have given us responsibility to care for the sheep and cattle,
for wild things, for all creatures that swim and fly.
Forgive us for destroying rather than restoring
and for polluting rather than nurturing.
Help us to declare your glory and the glory of your world.
Amen from The Micah Challenge
Blessing for the day
The path I walk,
The land I am in,
let it not be blighted.
This is the first stanza of a poem attributed to Colum Cille, edited by James Carney in "Three Old Irish accentual poems" in Ériu, xxii (1971).
A visual meditation on Psalm 8
Ben Parr has listed Five Inspirational Earth Day Videos worth viewing.
1. Learn about Earth Day
2. Picturing Excess
3. How to Regrow a Rainforest
4. Corneille Ewango: A Hero of the Congo Forest
5. Trailer: Earth
Check them out at this link