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

In March, we continue walking the Lenten journey and our Monthly Prayer Guide’s intention is for just political decisions and climate awareness in electoral processes. Share with your circle or group of friends, to inspire you to pray, contemplate, reflect and act for creation. This month you will find:

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to use this prayer guide for an encounter;
  • Intention of the month and Laudato Si’ quote;
  • A prayer to Stop and Listen;
  • A reflection on hope in the footsteps of an ant, by Cécile Lhote, Laudato Si’ Animator from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France;
  • Illustrative images of the song of creation and the cry of creation;
  • and the invitation to participate in local LSM encounters and to spread the word about the new edition of the Laudato Si’ Animators’ Course.

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.

It is necessary to be honest and recognize that the most effective solutions will not come from individual efforts alone, but above all from major political decisions on the national and international level

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Prayer to stop and listen (Lent Europe 2024)

Lord,
our lives are full of noise and never-ending activities.
Too often, we want to “keep doing” and never stop.
Too often, we want to speak and never listen.

Help us, so that we may take the time to stop,
Help us to open our eyes, our ears,
So that we can see what matters without being distracted by the latest news,
So that we can explore the complexity of this world without following the first “good solution” stated by the ones who speak the loudest.
So that we can hear the voices nobody wants to hear, the voices of the little ones, the humble ones, the forgotten ones, the voice of your Creation.

Help us, so that we can open our hearts to turn what is happening to the Earth into our own personal suffering.

May we speak against what should be denounced
May we open a dialogue where everyone has a space to express themselves.

Support us, so that we dare take the risk to give to the world what lies deep inside us and is our own personal contribution.

Guide us, so that we may open paths
where we can walk together
and share the light you give us.

Help us to stop and listen, so that we may hear the gentle sound of the seed
that grows in the soil
without anyone being aware of it, except you,
and becomes a seed of hope each day.

Amen.

Anne Doutriaux, France Programs Coordinator

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