The Grace to be Faithful
God the creator keeps faith with the universe forever
in the evolving journey of planets, plants and animals
loving humanity and guiding our journey
to become the saints God wants for our time.
Each person has a vocation under the Holy Spirit
to nurture family and serve their neighbour
sustaining scientists and martyrs dedicated to earth
so that it flowers as God has ordained.
Jesus taught parables about the dangers of pride
guiding people, church and national leaders in truth
to choose pathways that sustain hope
leading to true joy for the total Earth Community.
Aware of the frailties of human nature
the Gospel forms us to read the signs of the times
to act with respect and patience
fulfilling our particular vocation to be Good News.
Creator God, we pray for the gift to be faithful.
Prayers of Grace
is inspired by the Lectionary Readings for Sundays in September 2019 and Prayers of the Faithful in Eucharist and Laudato Si’: Care for Our Common Home Liturgical Resources to Celebrate a Catholic Season of Creation during September by Columban Fr Charles Rue.