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Blessing prayers for solar panels and wind turbines

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Blessing of Solar Panels

O Source of Light, by Your light we see light. (Psalm 36:10)

"And God made the two great lights...and God set them in the firmament of
heaven to give light upon the Earth...and God saw that it was good." (Genesis1:16-18)

Creator God, may we have the wisdom to appreciate the goodness in Your creation.

All: O Source of Light, by Your light we see light.

"Give thanks...to the maker of the great lights, whose loving kindness
extends eternally." (Psalm 136:1,7)

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Gracious God, may we experience Your ever-renewing bounty with awe and gratitude, and may we use it wisely.

All: O Source of Light, by Your light we see light.

"With a rising-place at one end of heaven, and a circuit that reaches the
other, nothing escapes [the sun's] heat." (Psalm 19:7)

Holy God, may this simple act of harnessing Your eternal light help us escape the global heating that our generation is causing over Your creation.
All: O Source of Light, by Your light we see light.

"Arise, shine, for Your light has dawned -- the presence of the Eternal will
shine upon you." (Isaiah 60:1)
Loving God, Your gift of light enables us to shine.
May we, created in Your image, be worthy reflectors of Your glory.

All: Amen.*

From Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda, Maryland

Blessing for Wind Power

O Source of breath and life, renew the face of the Earth.

"O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. When you send forth your breath, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground." (Psalm 104: 24, 30)
Gracious Lord, may we and our world be revived and restored by
your breath of life.

All: O Source of breath and life, renew the face of the Earth.

"In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters." (Genesis 1: 1,2)
God of heaven and Earth, send again your creative wind to inspire
many to accept your free and renewable gifts of energy to light our lives.

All: O Source of breath and life, renew the face of the Earth.

All: Amen

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