Pause + Pray

Honor Creation with Integrity


St. Francis of Assisi taught that in God we are connected to the earth and all created things. In the spiritual life we are called to live attuned to this interdependence in small but important ways.


Creator of heaven and earth,
Today I remember
the many small ways
I can honor the divine life
all around me.

As I reach down
to pick up trash
from the sidewalk

or move a bug outdoors
instead of killing it,
may your Spirit fill me
with the knowledge
that all things

are my brothers and sisters.


Choose one simple way that you can begin to honor creation with more integrity. Ideas might include starting a compost pile, locating and using a recycling site, joining a farm co-op, or mending clothes instead of discarding them.

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