Prayer for fifth anniversary of Laudato Si'

Loving God,

Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them,

you created us in your own image and made us stewards of creation.

You blessed us with the sun, water and bountiful land

so that all might be nourished.

 

Open our minds and touch our hearts,

so that we may attend to your gift of creation

Help us to be conscious that our common home

belongs not only to us, but to all of your creatures

and to all future generations,

and that it is our responsibility to preserve it.

May we help each person secure the food and resources that they need.

 

Be present to those in need in these trying times,

especially the poorest and those most at risk of being left behind.

Transform our fear and feelings of isolation into hope and fraternity

so that we may experience a true conversion of the heart.

 

Help us to show creative solidarity

in addressing the consequences of this global pandemic.

Make us courageous to embrace the changes that are needed

in search of the common good.

Now more than ever may we feel

that we are all interconnected and interdependent.

Enable us to listen and respond

to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

May the present sufferings be the birth pangs

of a more fraternal and sustainable world.

 

Under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians,

we make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

More Laudato Si' prayers and resources

Meditation in praise of Mary (PowerPoint reflection)

Praised be

Penitential prayer for the care of creation

A prayer for our earth

Hail Mary, Mother of Mercy

Laudato Si' resources

Laudato Si' study guide

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