Prayer for our earth from Pope Francis

It’s been just over a year since Pope Francis released Laudato Si or “Praise Be to You”. The pope’s remarks on climate change are as urgent today as a year ago and prayer is always needed. Below is a prayer from the the pope’s encyclical.

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.

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 recognize 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.

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One thought on “Prayer for our earth from Pope Francis

  1. Marcia

    Tried to post a Comment but apparently I’m missing something. Will work on it another time! Meanwhile, what I said was … “​Thank you for this. We leave shortly for a week in Acadia and I’ll bring this with me as a most appropriate mediation while there. On return I pray it will be more deeply embedded in me as a taproot for action.” (I did remember to copy & paste!)

    blessings…

    On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 8:27 AM, Cape Ann Faith Journeys wrote:

    > Cape Ann Faith Journeys posted: “It’s been just over a year since Pope > Francis released Laudato Si or “Praise Be to You”. The pope’s remarks on > climate change are as urgent today as a year ago and prayer is always > needed. Below is a prayer from the the pope’s encyclical. A prayer for ou” >

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