We need to bring God, especially His Holy Spirit, into the complex global responsibilities we have for sustainable humanity and sustainable nature
Here is the Pope’s prayer for us to say alone or preferably together: A Christian prayer in union with creation from Laudato si
Pope Francis is quite clear about asking the Holy Spirit for what we need. To this we share the following poem we have composed while gathered in His name (Matt 18:20).
Prayer for Social and Eco-justice
Holy Spirit we need help!
our planetary home is hurting
global warming and climate change
with millions of humans uprooted
and fish, flower and fauna
facing dire extinction.
Holy Spirit hear us!
We stewards of creation
plead human need for counsel
before using our God given gifts
communally with many others
repair the harm of our greed
with faith in your guidance.
Holy Spirit help us!
We are too ego bent
to one color of the spectrum
our need is urgent for inspiration
so truths of our baptismal faith
rend our stubborn hearts
to solidarity of intent.
Holy Spirit inspire us!
We await clergy’s help
ordained to pilot our prayers
within our sacramental sanctuaries
sustaining our own lay callings
for social and eco-justice
help heal our home.
Holy Spirit guide us!
The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center is an interfaith spirituality institute established in the conviction that the Earth and all of its inhabitants are sacred. Its vision is to cultivate a place and promote an ethics of life which acknowledges the Earth to be a single sacred community. In particular visit their many links. http://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/
The Web of Creation was established to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives is maintained by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is supported through grant funding, sponsorship and endorsement from a variety of faith-based sources. They have a wide range of informative links http://www.webofcreation.org/
Anglican Church of Canada: “…Anglicans participate in God’s mission in the world. We work with ecumenical, interfaith, and Anglican partners in Canada and internationally. We address issues of climate change, healing and reconciliation, theological education, Indigenous justice, housing and homelessness, and more. The Partners in Mission and Ecojustice Committee (PMEJ) oversees and helps to facilitate this work.” http://www.anglican.ca/relationships/
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (CCCB): “Living with Limits, Living Well! Hints for neighbours on an endangered planet: A popular-style workbook for small groups to engage on the interconnectedness on [of] spirituality, ecology, poverty and inequality.” https://esubmitit.sjpg.com/cccb/index.aspx?component=ProductDetails&id=184-864