The Laudato Si’ Movement produces a monthly reflection, which incorporates resources and reflections on aspects of Laudato Si’ and ecological conversion.

The Laudato Si’ Movement produces a Monthly Prayer Guide, this resource is a guide for their movement members to use collectively or individually every month. Each month this prayer guide brings reflections and testimonies from different members of our global movement to inspire you to pray, contemplate, reflect, and act for creation.

This month, the January Encounter guide has some changes, so it can better support you and your community. Here are a few tips for you to use this guide as the structure of an encounter:

  1. Read the full guide to familiarize yourself with the content and plan how you will use it in the encounter.
  2. Hold the encounter through the three steps: Hear Creation’s Song, Creation’s Cry, and Creation’s Call, making sure to prioritize time for common prayer, contemplative silence, and personal and shared reflection.
  3. After the encounter, remember to thank the participants and start planning for the next one, as well as continue to pray throughout the month with the month’s intention and prayer.

Full details are to be found in the Monthly Prayer Guide, which is sure to inspire you in your ongoing ecological conversion. A pdf version is also available to download here.

Yet we are called to be instruments of God our Father, so that our planet might be what he desired when he created it and correspond with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness.

LS 53

A Laudate Deum Prayer

Laudate Deum,
O God we praise you,
for the world sings
of your infinite love.

Forgive us our failure
to agree a way forward
to protect this earth
and our children’s future.

For the way the powerful
shelter behind their wealth,
while the poorest people are disregarded,
and the earth is at breaking point.

Guide our leaders
to set aside their own interests
in the interest of us all
and grant us all the courage
to turn our concern into change.

Strengthen our faith,
and let us never lose hope
so together we may rise up
responding to the urgent call
of your people and all creation.

Amen

Prayer shared by Catherine Gorman, CAFOD

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