In the House

Doug saying prayer in the Legislature

Creator and Guiding Spirit

As we depart the legislature today

And go forth into the world

We pray that you remind us

That we are part of the ecosystems in which we live

Not apart from them

And that the notion of dominion over nature

Now, as always, is fundamentally about the responsibility we hold

For stewardship of the world in which we live

That clean air, clean water and clean land

Is the true wealth that surrounds us

And, as in Genesis

“for you are dust, and to dust you shall return”

Reminds us in a temporal sense

That we return to whence we came

And thereby our everlasting connection to the natural world

Sabax, Amen