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Earth Care Corner - A Prayer for Our Earth

posted Mar 16, 2017, 1:15 PM by Teri Marshall   [ updated May 15, 2018, 1:24 PM ]

Earth Care Prayer

The St. Michael Parish Earth Care Team offers this prayer for your reflection.  You might pray it every day this week.


A Prayer of Gratitude for Creation

God of the universe,
we thank You for Your many good gifts --
for the beauty of Creation and its rich and varied fruits,
for clean water and fresh air, for food and shelter, animals and plants.

Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth's resources for granted
and wasted what You have given us.
Transform our hearts and minds 
so that we would learn to care and share,
to touch the earth with gentleness and with love,
respecting all living things.

We pray for all those who suffer as a result of our waste,
greed and indifference,
and we pray that the day would come when everyone has enough
food and clean water.
Help us to respect the rights of all people and all species
and help us to willingly share Your gifts today and always.

Amen.

Taken from the website of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, attributed to Fiona Murdoch, Eco-Congregation Ireland.


St. Michael ECT – Bob Brown, Larry Doyle, Fr. Jim Eisele, Jim Hamilton, Hollie Huhn, Teri Marshall, Dave Smith.