Pope Francis has designated September 1 as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. We offer the prayer below for your use on this day.
Good and gracious God,
I thank you for the beauty of the earth and all creation.
Help me to hear always the calling to be a good steward of your gifts, the caretaker of all you have entrusted to us on earth.
Let me always recognize, cherish and enjoy the goodness in all of creation.
Teach me reverence for every person and all living things.
O God, help me to use your gifts wisely and share them generously.
Whisper in my heart the reminder that I am but a temporary guardian of your abundance;
I am called to pass your gifts on to the next generation.
Let all I do be a reflection of your love and care.
(Prayer by Therese Fink Meyerhoff)