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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)

Loving God, 

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.


Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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