Faith Facts

Faith Facts: Week 5

Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 9:52 p.m. Print Article

The World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation is on Saturday 1 September. Take the time to remind yourself and your family about the messages in Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical.  And pray this prayer during the coming week.
 

A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH

from Laudato Si’

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 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. Amen.

* 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.