Laudato Si Release: Pray

Earlier today, Pope Francis released his long-awaited encyclical letter, Laudato Si.  We at ACCU are sharing resources and best practices to help our campuses pray for commitment to care for creation, learn about the encyclical and our call to stewardship, and act upon our beliefs to work for the common good.

˜PRAY˜

We share these prayers, from Catholic Relief Services and Xavier University, so that we may reflect and pray together for a renewed commitment to care for God’s creation.

CRS Prayer

 

 Prayer for Environmental Sustainability

Let us pray for an end to the
Waste and desecration of God’s creation
For access to the fruits of creation
To be shared equally among all people
And for communities and nations to find sustenance
In the fruits of the earth and the water God has given us.

Almighty God, you created the world and gave it
Into our care so that, in obedience to you,
We might serve all people:
Inspire us to use the riches of creation with wisdom,
and to ensure that their blessings are shared by all;
That, trusting in your bounty, all people may be
Empowered to seek freedom from poverty, famine, and oppression.

 

Looking for additional prayer resources?  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Climate Covenant have shared resources on ecology for prayer and the liturgy.

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