“Today, 1st September marks the start of Season of Creation. We are All called to do our bit to help sustain the climate and to reduce the impact of global warming.
It is widely evident that the ongoing misuse of our valuable resources will impact Our planet earth at an alarming rate.
Through prayer and caring of creation and others, our planet can be healed.”
The below video from Pope Francis calls us to ‘have ‘Respect for the Planet’s resources’.
A Prayer for Our Earth (GCCM)
A Prayer for our Earth
By Pope Francis*
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
* Pope Francis published this prayer in his Laudato Si’ encyclical, and is meant for sharing
with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator.