God of life, God of all peoples,
We thank You from the rising sun, because You have
made the world perfect and have left us in this corner
of Your creation to experience the mystery of Your
greatness in our “Beloved Mesoamerica”
… where the mountain forests provide the rains that
nourish the fields, producing our daily bread
… where the two seas, full of mystery, kiss the coasts
to the rhythm of the moon
… where the multitude of animals invites us to understand
that we all have a place in that great web of life
… where the diversity of peoples and cultures manifests
in infinite forms the greatness of Your creation
… where the smell of cocoa, the sacred drink of the
Mesoamerican peoples, rises to heaven with the songs
as an offering to You and a sign of our desire to live in
Help us, Lord, to tune our ears to Your voice: present in
the beauty of a waterfall, in the song of a little bird and
also in the cry of a child who suffers from hunger.
May the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth awaken us
from any indolence and allow us to live the ecological
conversion that manifests our affirmation that, although
there is much to change in our lives and this world, we
are willing to do what is necessary to recover harmony
in this house of Yours, our common home.
Help us to receive and follow Your will, like the seed that
germinates in the earth and produces many fruits always
walking hand in hand in the face of the many threats to
integral life, confident that Your grace will always
sustain us along the way.
And in the darkest night, Lord, let us live fully in the
certainty that the dawn will soon come, and with it a
new opportunity to celebrate one more day in the heart
of the community of creation.
Originally written in Spanish by José Fitzgerald CM, Mesoamerican Ecological Ecclesial Network (REMAM).