Prayers for the Environment and Sustainability
Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks, and serve him with great humility, My Lord, through all that you have made, and first my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day. Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks, and serve him with great humility.
Lord, help us to see the sacredness of all of your creatures as signs of your wondrous love, and to turn away from selfish consumption of Resources meant for all, so that we can see the consequences of our choices on the poor and vulnerable. Lord, hear our prayer.
An End to Waste
Almighty God, you created the world and entrusted it to us so that we might serve all people in obedience to you; inspire us to use the wealth of creation wisely, empowered to seek freedom from poverty, famine, and oppression.
An Amazing Day
I give thanks to God for the most amazing day: for leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything that is natural, infinite, and yes – E.E. Cummings, poem by the American poet.
Prayer of St. Francis
Dear Mother Earth, who showers rich blessings on us day by day, Praise God! The fruits and flowers that grow lushly, let them abundantly show his praise, O praise God, O praise God!
Wisdom to Care for the Earth
Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for and till the earth; assist us in acting now for the benefit of future generations and all your creatures; and make us instruments of a new creation, based on the covenant of your love.
We Thank You, Creator God
We thank you, Creator God, for the goodly heritage you bestow upon us, and for the abundant world we share with your creation; keep us so aware of its needs, as well as those of all with whom we share, that we may be open to your Spirit through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
The Garden is Rich
Raspberry, Apple, Rose, Dill, anise, tansy, Holy winds blow in me – Chinook Psalter. Be as incense to thee In the sacred grove of eternity As I smell and remember The ancient forests of earth – Chinook Psalter.
The Sheltering Tree
The Conway Institute for Jesuit Education and The Center for Mission and Identity at Xavier University collaborated to create Jesuitresource.org. O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; for the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the salt sea and the running water, and for the everlasting hills and the never-stopping winds.
WHO created World Day of Prayer and creation?
Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in 2015, encouraging Catholics all over the world to pray for our shared home.
What is the Prayer that Saint Francis wrote about the universe?
The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum (Praise of the Creatures) or Canticle of the Creatures, is a religious song written by Saint Francis of Assisi in an Umbrian dialect of Italian that has been translated into many languages.
What day Pope Francis decided to set up the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation?
Pope Francis has declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, following the publication of his encyclical Laudato Si, which calls for “ecological conversion.”
How do we pray for our world?
We have a natural desire to talk to God about people and situations we are familiar with, which allows us to pray more specifically. Here are some suggestions for including the world God loves in your prayer time.
- Pray alphabetically around the world.
- Pray through the news.
- Pray into the 10/40 window.
- Pray all day.
What is the message of Pope Francis prayer?
O Jesus, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of today, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
How do you end a prayer?
You’ll probably hear an amen at the end of a Christian prayer, and some Christians will say things like “All God’s people said” or “In Jesus’ name.” The endings to prayers express your agreement and sincerity.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How can you help take care of God’s creation?
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP GOD’S CREATION? Simple things like composting kitchen scraps, recycling, and eating less meat can help you reflect on our call to care for creationu2014and make an impact on the environment.
Is Laudato si a prayer?
The pope includes two prayers on the issue in his papal letter, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), one for all believers and one specifically for Christians.
What is contemplative prayer?
‘Contemplative prayer seeks him ‘whom my soul loves,’ which is Jesus and the Father in him; we seek him because to desire him is always the beginning of love, and we seek him in that pure faith that causes us to be born of him and to live in him.
How do you pray for climate change?
Fill us with peace so that we can live as brothers and sisters, harming no one; O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, which you hold so dear; bring healing to our lives so that we can protect the world rather than prey on it; sow beauty rather than pollution and destruction.
How can we take care of our common home?
Among the suggestions are:
- Preserve resources, use them more efficiently, moderate consumption, and limit nonrenewable resource use.
- Promote green construction with energy efficient homes and buildings.
- Promote smart growth.
- Less is more.
What is the content of Laudato si?
In acknowledging differences, the Pope says, “we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment.” Laudato Si’ opposes gender theory and supports “valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity.”