The first creation story begins with ruach, the very breath of God, moving across the face of the earth. In the second story, God forms the human from the adama, the earth, and breathes God’s own breath into the human. In our beloved Oregon, we are now gasping for clean air. Forgive us our lack of stewardship of the earth! Rain your tears over us extinguishing the destructive fires! Breathe your divine breath of love and justice across the earth again. Clear away the literal smoke that poisons your people! Breathe your spirit of love and justice into us once again. Animate us to become the stewards of the earth, lovers of one another, and doers of justice you created us to be. God, in your mercy. Amen.
A Prayer for Clean Air
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