World Day of Prayer
Care for Creation, September 1st. Each year since 2015, on this day, Pope Francis asks us to pray and to take time to reaffirm our vocation to be caring stewards for his Creation, his Gift to us. For useful online links- search World Day of Prayer, Care for Creation 2021. Or pray using Pope Francis' own words in
A Prayer for Our Earth
All powerful God
You are present in the Universe and in the smallest of 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 your 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 only look for gain at the expense of the Poor of the Earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing
To be filled with awe and contemplation
To recognise 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.