Please join us in praying this 40-day campaign of prayers that lead up to the next phase of the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The prayer campaign supports the seven sectors joining the Laudato Si' Action Platform with a dedicated day of prayer for each, connecting each sector with a Laudato Si' Goal. The prayer campaign began on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis, and concludes on 14 November, the World Day of Prayer for the Poor.
14 November will occasion the next phase in the Laudato Si' Action Platform. On that date, Laudato Si' Planning Guides and all related materials will be published, and members of the universal Church will be invited to make a firm commitment to creating their own Laudato Si' Plans.
While the next phase in the platform had been planned for 4 October, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development sees a need to continue building on the dynamic conversations taking place with our Congregation and nearly 200 additional partners.
Sunday - Parishes and Dioceses
Lord of Creation, we pray for our parishes and dioceses, that they may be attentive to the Cry of the Earth and promote clean energy, ensure clean air and water for all, protect your creation, and its biodiversity and climate, in particular. May we re-discover our original vocation as carers of our common home and of one another
Monday - Families
Lover of the poor, we pray for all families that they may be “the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected”. May they be especially attentive to the Cry of the Poor and work toward the fullness of life for all, especially for the most vulnerable and neglected members of our common family
Tuesday - Economy
Provident God, help us bring “together the different fields of knowledge, including economics,” and promote “new models of integral development”. May we work towards a new economic paradigm at the service of common good, “leaving no one behind”.
Wednesday - Hospitals
Caring God, we pray that our institutions, especially our hospitals and health care centres, may grow in the capacity to care. May we all understand and value how concrete gestures and simple lifestyles make it possible for others to live and flourish.
Thursday - Educational Institutions
God of Knowledge and Virtue, assist us to “grow in solidarity, responsibility and compassionate care.” May our schools and universities, in particular, promote education that can help to restore “harmony within ourselves, with others, with nature and other living creatures, and with God.”
Friday - Groups & Organizations
Triune God, help our movements, NGOs, communication centres, and all groups that work for the common good, to develop a spirituality of global solidarity which flows from the mystery of who you are, an interconnected community of love.
Saturday - Religious Orders
God of communion, enables us to become communities of participatory action and advocacy, for the Earth and the poor. Enable our religious communities, in particular, to be prophetic servant leaders in the care of our common home and of the least among us.