Mother’s Prayer

by Rebecca Solnit

Our mother who art underfoot

Hallowed be thy names

Thy seasons come

Thy will be done

Within us as around us

Thank you for our daily bread

Our water, our air, and our lives

And so much beauty

Lead us not into selfish craving

And the destructions

That are the hungers of the glutted

But deliver us from wanton consumption

Of thy vast but finite bounty.

For thine is the only sphere of life we know

And the power and the glory

Forever and ever