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Season of Creation ... Jubilee for the Earth

The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. Throughout the month-long celebration, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians come together to care for our common home. (Season of Creation)

This year’s theme (Season of Creation)

  • For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth : New Rhythms, New Hope.”
  • This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other.
  • As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and the sisters and brothers who share it.

Official Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide

Celebration Guide
Download PDF Guide

Planet Hope Video

Season of Creation 2020 Prayer

Creator of Life,  
At  Your word, the Earth brought forth plants
yielding seed and trees of every kind bearing fruit.
The rivers, mountains, minerals, seas and forests sustained life.
The eyes of all looked to You
to satisfy the needs of every living thing.
And throughout time the Earth has sustained life.
Through the planetary cycles of days and seasons, renewal and growth,
you open your hand to give creatures our food in the proper time.
In your Wisdom, you granted a Sabbath ;
a blessed time to rest in gratitude for all that you have given ;
a time to liberate ourselves from vicious consumption ;
a time to allow the land and all creatures
to rest from the burden of production.
But these days our living pushes the planet beyond its limits.
Our demands for growth, and our never-ending cycle
of production and consumption are exhausting our world.
The forests are leached, the topsoil erodes, the fields fail,
the deserts advance, the seas acidify, the storms intensify.
We have not allowed the land to observe her Sabbath,
and the Earth is struggling to be renewed.
During this Season of Creation,
we ask you to grant us courage to observe a Sabbath for our planet. Strengthen us with the faith to trust in your providence.
Inspire us with the creativity to share what we have been given.
Teach us to be satisfied with enough.
And as we proclaim a Jubilee for the Earth,
send Your Holy Spirit to renew the face of creation.

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

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