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One Minute Reflection – 1 September – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

One Minute Reflection – 1 September – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it...Genesis 2:15genesis 2 15

REFLECTION – “This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life.   This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22).   We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7);  our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.”..Pope Francis “LAUDATO SI’this sister now cries out to us - pope francis laudato si

PRAYER – O God, from the very beginning of time You commanded the earth to bring forth vegetation and every fruit of every kind. You provide the sower with seed and give bread to eat.   Grant, we pray, that this land, enriched by Your bounty and cultivated by human hands, may be fertile with abundant crops.   Then Your people, enriched by the gifts of Your goodness, will praise You unceasingly now and for all ages unending. Through our Lord Jesus Christ in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, amen.

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