Prayer Vigil for the Care of Creation

Christians around the world are coming together from September 1st to October 4th for prayer vigils, reflection and concrete actions around care for creation [http://www.seasonofcreation.org]. For the third year, we propose below a schedule for a vigil inspired by the common prayer in Taizé.

Proposal for a time of prayer

Song

Nada te turbe

Psalm

Bonum est confidere

  • O Lord, how numerous are your works,
    wisely you have accomplished them all;
    your creatures cover the earth,
    how manifold are your marvels, O God!
  • You send out your breath, they are made,
    you renew the face of the earth.
    For ever the glory of the Lord!
    Let our Master be glad in his works!
  • All life long, for the Lord I will sing,
    while I live, I will praise my God;
    may the Lord take pleasure in my words,
    since all my joy is in God.
from Psalm 104

Reading

See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. (...) Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 65:17-18.24-25

Song
Ô toi l’au-delà de tout

Silence

Prayer for Creation

Between each intercession Misericordia Domini can be sung.

1) Loving God, you are present in the universe and in the least of your creatures, surround all that exists with your tenderness. -We pray to you.

2) Creator God, teach us to take care of creation, where everything speaks to us of you. -We pray to you.

3) Loving God, we pray for all who suffer from fire and water, earthquakes and storms. May they remain hopeful in spite of their difficulties. -We pray to you.

4) Creator God, awaken our praise and our gratitude; give us the grace to feel intimately united to all that exists. -We pray to you.

5) Loving God, we entrust to you all the people, especially the youngest ones, who are implementing new projects in the face of the climate emergency. -We pray to you.

6) Creator God, you are with us always; sustain us in our struggle for justice, love and peace. -We pray to you.

7) An intention for a current situation

Our Father

Prayer by Brother Alois

Holy Spirit, you set us free, free in order to love those you entrust to us; free also to look in a new way upon creation. All that is created comes from you as a gift which you entrust to us.

Songs

Laudemus Deum
L’ajuda em vindra
Aber du weißt



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