Pause + Pray

Care of Creation

Sunset over the water


We need not only appreciate the gifts of earth, water, and air, but learn to care for them.  If we simply fear climate change and planetary destruction, it freezes our creativity. But the good news is that many solutions are already in place, and much practical work lies ahead. Fatalism paralyzes; hope energizes. 


Creator God, 
Help us find Your signature
In sky and sea, field and forest. 
Teach us how to care for Your creation.


Using St. Francis’ “Song of the Sun,” reflect on each phrase. Start with “Praised be my Lord God with all creatures; and specially our brother the sun…” Ideally, walk outside, being grateful for creatures and sun. If that’s impossible, reflect gratefully indoors.

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