40 Days of Prayer for Mother Earth
September 20, 2019 – October 29, 2019
People of consciousness all over the earth are waking up to the climate emergency and demanding change. Let’s honor all the children of the earth who are asking the adults to join them in solidarity for the Climate Strike on September 20th. We are reaching out to you to join us in prayer for Mother Earth for 40 days, from September 20th to October 29th, 2019.
As Yogi Bhajan put it:
Earth – the Sustainer, the mother of you, which nurtures you—can you serve it back? ~ Yogi Bhajan, July 23, 1996
Let’s pray for Mother Earth together by chanting this beautiful Shabad which Guru Amar Das wrote hundreds of years ago. We sing it to bring healing to our Mother Earth. Hold this prayer with us,
“When the earth calls out in distress, the One answers with ease and strength and there is peace in the land”.
Prayer is powerful. We will recite this Shabad 11 times a day for 40 days to help us as human beings break any negative habits that block us from the expansion of awareness regarding the climate crisis.
Prayer for Mother Earth – Kalmal Ho-ee Maydnee
By Guru Amar Das Ji: Shabad for Sustenance
Kalmal ho-ee maydnee ardaas karay liv laa-ay.
Sachai suni-aa kann day Dheerak dayvai sahj subhaa-ay.
Indrai no furmaa-i-aa vuthaa chhahbar laa-ay.
An Dhan upjai baho ghanaa keemat kahan na jaa-ay.
Naanak naam salaahi too sabhnaa jee-aa daydaa rijak sambaahi.
Jit khaaDhai sukh oopjai fir dookh na laagai aa-ay.
When the earth is in distress, it attunes itself with love and sends out a prayer.
The True One hears it, and with total ease is pleased to give Its strength and steadiness.
It sends a command to the Power of Rain, and the rain pours down in torrents.
The wealth of grain and corn grows thick.
A person cannot describe its value.
Oh Naanak, appreciate the Divine Identity.
You, Divine One, cause the life-giving food to be given to all the creatures.
Eating this, peace grows, and the cycle of pain comes no more.
Music that can be used:
“Gaia” Shabad sung by Sat Purkh Kaur (play twice for 11 minutes) – https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/satpurkh3
“Gaia Shabad recited by Sat Purkh Kaur (11 repetitions) – https://m.soundcloud.com/satpurkh/gaia-shabad-11-recitations
Mata Mandir Singh (play 3 times for 11 minutes)
By reciting this Shabad 11 times a day (or for 11 minutes) for 40 days as a global community, we can rewrite the destiny of the earth and adjust our habits to develop new habits that serve the highest good for Mother Earth and humankind.
In addition to the prayer for Mother Earth, we also invite you to make changes to help reduce our impact upon the planet. Together our action creates change and makes a difference!