Love in Action

Pray without Ceasing

June – November 2021

Be part of this CAFOD initiative by joining our new parish group praying to renew the Earth by taking better care of our common home.cafod
From now until the next UN climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow in November, we will do this for half an hour each Monday, individually at home (so no Zoom required), but in the knowledge that others in the Parish are doing likewise, spending a bit of quiet time meditating on Pope Francis’ prayer.

A Prayer for the Earth


All powerful God,
you are present in the universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with your peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned
and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
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.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
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.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle,
for justice, love and peace.


A prayer for our earth was published in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is for all who believe in God who is the all-powerful Creator.