LS Prayer CardGod, source of all life,

we thank you for the great gift of our Earth.

favicon

Praised be to you, O Lord, for in your infinite goodness,

you blessed us with an abundant and life-giving natural world,

and gave us the capacity to nurture it for generations to come.

Thank you for enlivening us with your Spirit and light,

for through this gift we are strengthened and renewed in our mission here on Earth.

favicon

Inspired by the example of Pope Francis, grant us the humility to remember

that we are but one part of a vast ecosystem,

an integral ecology, all of which is precious in your eyes.

Enriched as we are by faith, nourished as we are through the Eucharist,

grant us the strength we need to be steadfast advocates for the voiceless,

mindful of the intrinsic importance of every living thing on Earth.

favicon

Endowed with a renewed understanding and appreciation of the Earth,

we now have a responsibility to act.

For just as we were baptised with living water and became ambassadors for Christ,

through our ecological conversion we now become ambassadors for our Earth.

May the rivers of knowledge flow on from within us as we continue to work towards an integral ecology.

Empower us, O Lord, that we may recognise social and ecological injustice in our community,

and act decisively to create meaningful change.

favicon

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, 

Amen 

Prayer by Freya Zemek

Download the Prayer Card Download the Full Resource

Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.