June 13, 2017

Pray the Prayer for our Earth from Laudato Si' over 9 days: 10-18 June

18 June marks the second anniversary of the release of Laudato Si'. To maintain the momentum begun by the Mercy International Reflection Process, in 2017 18 June is one of the dates determined in the MIRP Review as 'pivotal moments for global communication and reflection'. We invite you to join us in reflection over 9 days.

Each day's reflection comprises:  A verse and refrain from the Prayer for our Earth and a short video (1-3 minutes in length) in the form of a reflection, song or story. An invitation is extended to post a thought, feeling, reflection or prayer in our online prayer space - the Baggot Street chapel.

Click on each Day to access the reflection

 DAY ONE - 10 June

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.

 DAY TWO - 11 June

Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.

 DAY THREE - 12 June

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

 DAY FOUR - 13 June

O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.

DAY FIVE - 14 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 SIX - 15 June

Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.

 DAY SEVEN - 16 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 EIGHT - 17 June

We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.

 DAY NINE - 18 June

Pray the complete prayer today

with new insight and


Image: © 2017 MIA

To assist individuals, communities and groups in preparing for the 9 Days of Prayer, a prayer sheet and poster in English and Spanish have been produced. We invite you to display these and to share these widely.


Reflection logo (large size, print quality)

9 Days of Prayer Sheet:
English: A4 Paper Size (PDF); US Letter Size (PDF)
Spanish: A4 Paper Size (PDF); US Letter Size (PDF)

Laudato Si' Anniversary Poster
English: A3 Paper Size (PDF); A4 Paper Size (PDF); US Letter Size (PDF)
: A3 Paper Size (PDF); A4 Paper Size (PDF); US Letter Size (PDF)

The Mercy to Earth posters and 8th Work of Mercy poster are also valuable resources for the anniversary.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA


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