Saturday, April 21, 2012


Prayer for the Earth

Most gracious God, we come before you to pray for the wellbeing of the planet. You alone know the full extent of the destruction we have wrought to your beautiful handiwork, and what needs to be done to remedy it. We pray for the people around the globe who suffer because of environmental damage. We pray for the defenseless creatures harmed or made extinct by our selfishness and ignorance. We pray for the oceans, air, mountains, plants, and soil, that life and health may again pulse in them. We pray that we humans have a change of heart and stop harming the planet. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us that we may have the passion and wisdom to work effectively to restore your creation. Guide us in our personal, church and community efforts. Give us strength to continue on with this work when it is difficult and requires sacrifice. Bless the Earth and all its life in every way. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen. (by Carol Meyer, ASC, used with permission)


Resources:
Explore The Earth Charter at www.earthcharter.org
Follow the Earth Charter at https://www.facebook.com/EarthCharter
US Catholic Bishops Renewing The Earth
Canadian Religious Conference Environment Resources
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolutions to Action 
 

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