help us each day to live simply,
taking small but deliberate steps
to preserve the earth’s resources.
may the beauty and bounty of this world remind us
of your overflowing love for us.
Help us to remember that you made enough for all;
teach us to share freely with one another,
out of love for you and our neighbour.
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own,
look with mercy on all those fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry;
bless those who work to bring them relief.
Inspire generosity in our hearts,
and guide all nations towards a world
where peace is built on justice
and justice is guided by love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
by Delia Keville/CAFOD