Month for God's creation
The group “Prions en Eglise” will lead this Global prayer community.
From September 1st till October 4th, Christians from all over the world are called to prayer on behalf of God’s Creation.
Prions en Eglise invites you from Sunday September 1st through Friday October 4th, the Feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, to pray and meditate over the text of the encyclical Laudato Si of Pope Francis in order to develop a more genuine and radical relation to God’s Creation.
CONTENTS OF THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Every Sunday you will receive a 5-minute prayer that will include:
- A passage from Laudato Si
- A brief meditation
- An extract from a prayer over God’s Creation – taken from a psalm or an hymn, for instance –
- An invitation to conclude your prayer by the “Prayer for the Earth” of Pope Francis, followed by the Our Father
THEMES OF THIS MONTH-LONG INVITATION TO PRAYER AND ACTION
- Sunday September 1st: Worldwide day of prayer to safeguard God’s Creation in a truthful search for enlightened awareness.
- Sunday September 8th: Contemplation of God’s Creation
- Sunday September 15th: Serving the Common Good
- Sunday September 22d: A holistic approach
- Sunday September 29th: A call to action
- Friday October 4th: Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi: A call to conversion.
A ROAD MAP TO LIVE THROUGH THIS MONTH-LONG PRAYER FOR GOD’S CREATION
The goal of this journey is to let God’s word operate a conversion in our hearts and souls so that we can experience His Creation in a more genuine and deeper way. As tea leaves seeped in water, let us allow God’s words be infused in us so as to enrich our lives in a new and enriching experience.
DISCOVER PRIONS EN EGLISE
For many decades now, the Group Prions en Eglise has been closely attuned to its ever expanding global and diverse membership to be able to offer personal and community prayers, in attractive, contemporary and relevant formats. Prions en Eglise is the media of the daily prayer. It serves both those who wish to pray individually and those who prefer to join a group of prayers, in a Gospel- based foundation. To pray with its publications – hard copies or various e-versions including the App – is to be able to read, listen to, meditate, understand, and share God’s words to us.
Prayer for the 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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