The Season of Creation is the annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. The season starts September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
This year’s theme: “A Home for All: Renewing the Oikos of God.” Oikos is the Greek word for home or household. Using the term “oikos” celebrates the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the earth.
Prayer & Reflection for Sept. 19
Creator of all,
With the Psalmist, we sing your praise that in your house
“even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young.”
We remember that you call human beings to keep your garden
in ways that honor the dignity of each creature
and conserve their place in the abundance of life on Earth. Amen. (SeasonofCreation.org)
Prayer & Reflection for Sept. 12
Creator of all,
We are grateful that from your communion of love
you created our planet to be a home for all.
By your Holy Wisdom you made the Earth to bring forth
a diversity of living beings that filled the soil, water, and air.
Each part of creation praises you in their being,
and cares for one another from our place in the web of life. Amen. (SeasonofCreation.org)
Prayer & Reflection for Sept. 5
Good and gracious God,
May we always walk gently upon this earth, in right relationship,
– nurtured by your Love,
– taking only what we need,
– giving back to the earth in gratitude,
– sharing what we have,
– honoring all with reverence,
– reconciling and healing,
– mindful of those who will come after,
– recognizing our proper place as part of, not apart from your creation. (Pax Christi USA)