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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On Care for Our Common Home

This week I am rereading Laudato Si, or "Care for Our Common Home". This time I am trying to take some notes as there is so much to pray over in Pope Francis' Encyclical. Now, today is dedicated to prayer for our creation so I am copying here a prayer Pope Francis gives at the end of the encyclical that "we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator":

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 you 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.
Teach 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 toward 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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