Every Wednesday we invite you to Pause and Pray with us. Today’s Pause and Pray is written and curated by Youngeun Kim.
God, our creator.
We praise your beauty and wonder.
We thank you for this beautiful world.
Help us to remember that this planet is from you and we are stewards of your creation.
Help us to protect our earth for the next generations and all creatures who will live on.
A prayer for our 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.
(Written by Pope Francis, Laudato Si’)
Listen to a recording of A Prayer For Our Earth from Laudato Si’