Action 24: Pray. Prayer is not a pointless activity. It is the means of bringing our concerns close to God, allowing God’s concerns to come close to us. It energises and revitalises our efforts to live as God’s people according to God’s will.
This prayer was written for the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ by the Columban Missionaries (Britain)
Open our minds and touch our hearts
so that we may attend to your gift of creation …
Now more than ever may we feel
that we are all connected and interdependent;
enable us to listen and respond
to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.
May the present sufferings be the birth pangs
of a more familial and sustainable world.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.