Praying the Prayer for the Earth.

In our Chapter Call: "Gaze on the Mystery of our evolving changing universe" we recognise the need to respect and care for all God's creation.

An invitation to pray the Prayer for the Earth from Laudato Si' over eight days

Each day's reflection comprises:
* A verse and refrain from the Prayer for the Earth
* A short video (1-3 minutes in length) in the form of a reflection, song or story

Click on each day to access the reflection

Day 1 - All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
           and in the smallest of your creatures.

Day 2 - Pour out upon us the power of your love,
           that we may protect life and beauty.

Day 3 - Fill us with peace, that we may live
           as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

Day 4 - O God of the poor,
           help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
           so precious in your eyes.

Day 5 - 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.

Day 6 -Touch the hearts
           of those who look only for gain
           at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Day 7 - 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.

Day 8 - Pray the above verses then conclude:

            We thank you for being with us each day.
            Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
            for justice, love and peace.