Nature is a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.
(Pope Francis)

On this first day of spring, may the reawakening of the earth, in all its fullness and beauty, stimulate within us the desire to care for our earth more reverently. We welcome you to help us in finding new ways to love and nurture the beauty that surrounds us and ask you to join us in prayer for our beloved planet …

 

Loving God and Father,
We are deeply grateful for your creation,
And in awe of the beauty and majesty
Of all you have made.

Your infinite beauty and goodness are everywhere…
in the songs of the birds, the fragrance of the earth,
And the warmth of the sun.

Though our words cannot adequately express
The depth of our gratitude,
May our actions show our love for You,
And all that you have created.

We thank you and praise you this day,
“O Lord, our Lord, how awesome is your name
through all the Earth.”

Amen.

(Psalm 8:10) 

Caring for Our Common Home: The Reawakening of the Earth