Our Mother who art on earth, dark as loam,
nameless as rain be your presence.
Let your family dwell as a circle here
where spirit and matter, heaven and earth
unite in the smallest act of compassion.
Be the breath we take
and the bread we taste this day.
Dissolve the veil of judgment that divides us
one from another, so that we may all be
One in You, but not the same.
Dispel our illusions of impurity
so that we may see all creatures
immersed in our own abounding goodness.
For thine is the roundness,
the brokenness and healing
of this body.
Marble Relief: Gaia, 11 BC, Ara Pacis or 'peace alter' in Rome