During the month of September Pope Francis invites us to join with others in every nation in praying that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.
A Prayer for Our Earth
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.
All: 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
ALL: 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
All: We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.