That we as individuals, as well as our communities, nation, and Church, might respond to Pope Francis’ call to “transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and public policies to contribute to the mighty river of justice and peace in this Season of Creation,” we pray.
Prayer of Commitment to Care for Creation (USCCB)
We have come to renew our covenant with God and with one another in Christ Jesus, our Lord. We have come to help protect God’s creation.
We have come as followers of Jesus to commit ourselves anew to one another and to heal injustice and poverty.
We have come to stand together against all threats to life.
We have come to discover some new beauty every day in God’s creation: the sunrise and sunset, birds, flowers and trees, rainbows in the sky, the stars, the many forms of life in the forest.
We have come to listen to the “music of the universe”- water flowing over rocks, the wind, trees bending in the wind, raindrops pattering the roof.
We will remember always that God speaks to us through the beauty of His creation, and we will try our best to answer God’s call to reverence all that He has created.