Celebrating the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si' on 18 June
Last year, we were invited to pray the Prayer for our Earth over the 9 days leading up to the second anniversary of the public release of Laudato Si'. This year, we invite members of our Mercy family to commence the 9 days of prayer on 18 June. The reflection pages for each of the 9 days (18-26 June) have been updated with a suggested action for each day included. Click on the heading of each day to access the reflection, prayer and suggested action.
Day One: Monday, 18 June
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
Day Two: Tuesday, 19 June
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Day Three: Wednesday, 20 June
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Day Four: Thursday, 21 June
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
Day Five: Friday, 22 June
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Day Six: Saturday, 23 June
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Day Seven: Sunday, 24 June
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Day Eight: Monday, 25 June
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
Day Nine: Tuesday, 26 June
We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
Day Ten: Wednesday, 27 June
Pray the complete Prayer for Our Earth with new insight and deeper understanding