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      Season of Creation 2019: Web of Life

Season of Creation 2019: Web of Life

"Each year, the ecumenical steering committee that provides resources to celebrate the Season of Creation suggests a theme. The suggested theme for this year is “the web of life: biodiversity as God’s blessing.” We suggest this theme because it helps us meditate on two essential facts about creation: it comes from God, and we play a part in it."(Season of Creation Celebration Guide)


Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family celebrates the good gift of creation. ... Under the theme of ‘The Web of Life: Biodiversity as God’s blessing’, Season of Creation 2019 encourages participation of churches and Christians worldwide through:

  • Celebrating the goodness of God’s gift of creation in worship, drawing on the Psalms and other scriptures to rejoice in the Creator’s glory.
  • Reflecting on our mistreatment of creation, repent of the decisions we’ve made, and commit to new practices and habits.
  • Learning more about the wildlife and ecology of our communities.
  • Teaching our communities about God’s web of life, and convey the truth that we can protect both people and our planet.
  • Practicing nature conservation in our homes, schools, churchyards and community spaces.
  • Giving voice to the voiceless by advocating for nature in our home communities and beyond.
  • Preparing for global events that protect nature, such as the World Conservation Congress in June, the UN climate summit in September, the Catholic synod on the Amazon in October, and the UN climate change conference in November. (Season of Creation website)

Season of Creation 2019 Prayer

Creator of Life,

The Earth is full of Your creatures, and by Your wisdom you made them all. At Your word, the Earth brought forth plants yielding seed of every kind and trees of every kind bearing fruit, the waters teemed with swarms of living creatures of every kind, and world was filled with every kind of winged bird, walking animal, and creatures that creep upon the ground.

Mountains, plains, rocks, and rivers shelter diverse communities, and through the changing seasons Your Spirit renews cycles of life.

During this Season of Creation, open our eyes to see the precious diversity that is all around us. Enlighten our minds to appreciate the delicate balance maintained by each creature. Inspire us to conserve the precious habitats that nurture this web of life.

In the name of the One who came to proclaim good news to all creation, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Links:

Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: 1 September 2019
Ecological Crisis: Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny
Laudaute Si: Pope Francis
Season of Creation Website
Season of Creation 2019 Guide

Season of Creation 2019 Guide

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