Singing Prayers for the Earth

Announcing a new resource:

Singing Prayers for the Earth:

Thirty songs addressing the climate crisis of ecology and justice

(Listen, view and download music)

About this project: ​We’ve been working together for a year and a half, talking to folks, listening to what’s missing, writing songs and hymns that address the many faces of the climate crisis, including links to injustice in other forms. These songs are meant to be sung in communities. We hope they are useful as we, in our various communities, name our fears, lift up our hopes, dream about our future, and renew our commitment to walking lightly on  this wonderful planet.

Let’s work together:  We hope you can find ways to …

  • Sing the songs: These are songs meant for group singing–in worship, in community gatherings.
  • Create liturgies and share them: Maybe you can find ways to string two or more of them together into a longer liturgy or program. Let us know what you come up with, and we’d love to share it with others.
  • Find related readings: Many of the short songs are designed to be interspreced with quotes/readings. The songs are flexible,  and can support readings in a variety of themes,. We inserted some sample readings and prayers to

    Bret and Richard

    intersperse with the shorter songs, to model how to use them. You will have other ideas for readings addressing topics important to you. Let us know what you come up with, and we’d love to share it with others.

  • Give us feedback: new verses, other songs that need to be written