Laudato Si Week – Common Global Prayer – noon on Sunday 24th of May

Today, Catholics all around the world are asked to join together in a moment of shared prayer at 12 noon local time.  By praying the words below together we unite in a spirit of solidarity and in recognition that “everything is connected.


Common prayer for the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’

Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them,
You created us in your image and made us stewards of all your creation.
 You blessed us with the sun, water

and bountiful land
so that all might be nourished.

Open our minds and touch our hearts
so that we may attend to your gift of creation.
Help us to be conscious that our common home belongs not only to us,
but to all your creatures and to all future generations, and that it is our
responsibility to preserve it.
May we help each person secure the food and resources that they need.

Be present to those in need in these trying timesfood_seeds
especially the poorest and those most at risk of being left behind.
Transform our fear, anxiety and feelings of isolation into hope and fraternity
so that we may experience a true conversion of the heart.

Help us to show creative solidarity in addressing the consequences of this
global pandemic
Make us courageous to embrace the changes that are needed in search
of the common good,
Now more than ever may we feel that we are all interconnected
 and interdependent
Enable is to listen and respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
May the present sufferings be the birth pangs of a more fraternal and sustainable world

Under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians
we make this prayer through Christ our Lord

Amen

And finally, to end Laudato Si’ week, we invite you to view a video reflection on this powerful document and its influence, written by the SMA Laity Coodinator, Dympna Mallon and beautifully edited and illustrated by Paul O’Flynn, a member of the SMA Communications Committee.     Click here to view,