Pray with Pope Francis' Encyclical 'Laudato Si' for the Season of Creation: experience a real divine approach to nature, and a more intimate and thorough relationship with God's creation.
The group “Prions en Eglise” ("Let's Pray in Church") will lead this Global prayer community.
Prions en Eglise invites you to pray and meditate with Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si" to help you develop a more genuine and involved relation with God's Creation.
The Program of the Spiritual Journey
Every Sunday you will receive a 5-minute prayer that will include:
- An extract from Laudato Si
- A short meditation
- An extract from a prayer themed on God's Creation (taken from a psalm, an hymn, etc.)
- An invitation to finish the prayer of the day with Pope Francis' “Prayer for the Earth”, followed by the Lord's Prayer.
Themes Explored in this Month-Long Invitation to Prayer and Action
You will receive one post every week for six weeks.
- First post: Worldwide day of prayer to safeguard God's Creation in a truthful search for enlightened awareness.
- Second post : Contemplating God's Creation
- Third post : Serving the Common Good
- Fourth post : A Holistic Approach
- Fifth post : A Call to Action
- Sixth post : Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi: A Call to Conversion.
Why Join This Prayer Program for God's Creation?
The goal of this journey is to let God's word operate a conversion in our hearts and souls, so we can experience His Creation in a more genuine and profound way. Like the flavor of tea leaves seeps in water, let us allow for God's words to infuse in us and enrich our lives with a new and enriching perspective.
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.
NB: The Season of Creation takes place from September 1 to October 4.
Prayer from the retreat
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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