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Monthly Prayer Page: June

Welcome to the Jesuit Missions Monthly Prayer Page. Here you will find topical prayers and different prayer styles to help broaden and deepen your prayer life in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality

JM Prayer Focus: Care of Creation

Love is the force that will guide us to bring about needed change.

Kyrgyzstan 2017

Ponder

Do I really understand the power of unconditional love? Have I known it in my life?

Pray

God of creation, fill me with your love so that I may joyfully and lavishly share it with others- even those I have never met, for we are all part of your family and you love us all.

What better way to celebrate our environment and the innumerable gifts God has given us, than by the power of poetry, expressing our love for the Earth we are responsible for taking care of and reminding us of God’s never-ending love and grace in your life?

Creation Lord, in the unparalleled generosity of creation,

You revealed a beautiful fragility,

The kind that comes only with immeasurable love.

You entrust us with your wonder

In the hope that we can glorify you with our lives.

Imbue us with gratitude and care

And keep us from abusing any of your created gifts.

May we grow in perspective and appreciation

As we encounter the excitement of your Earth.

May we strive to sanctify your Earth

With its original equality and harmony

In all we do.

Amen.

Christopher Brolly (Jesuit Novice)

Final words of wisdom:

“Our life must become prayer, and our prayers must become life. Every Christian life story is also a story of prayer, one long attempt to achieve ever greater union with God.” YouCat [Young Catechism of the Catholic Church], 2010.

Jesuit Missions reflection on this prayer:

We realise how important “the choice of being small, of staying with the lowliest and with the marginalised” is in the life of Christians. This is the ethos behind the volunteering placements Jesuit Missions offer, which allow people the chance to embark on a life-changing and faith-deepening experience .

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You can download a PDF Version of this month’s prayer here. June Prayer