• A Prayer for the Earth

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    Text by Pope Francis I, from the encyclical, Laudato Si
    Adaptation and music by Hazzan Steve Klaper & Br. Al Mascia, OFM
    Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, Berkley, MI • SongandSpirit.org

    Pope Francis' Prayer for Our Earth:
    "All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
    and in the smallest of your creatures.
    You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
    Pour out upon us the power of your love,
    that we may protect life and beauty.
    Fill us with peace, that we may live
    as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
    O God of the poor, help us to rescue the
    abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
    so precious in your eyes.
    Bring healing to our lives,
    that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
    that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
    Touch the hearts of those who look
    only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
    Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
    to be filled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognize that we are profoundly united
    with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
    We thank you for being with us each day.
    Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
    for justice, love and peace." Show less
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