Sunday 1 September marks the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” This day of prayer was instituted in the Catholic Church in 2015 by Pope Francis.
It also marks the start of the “Season of Creation,” which unites Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home. The Season of Creation ends on 4 Oct, the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. During this season we are encouraged to deepen our relationship with God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Especially at this time, with attention on the fires in the Amazon Rainforest, we pray for those in positions of power and influence to be effective ‘guardians of God’s creation,’ which includes all of us who exercise influence as consumers