Praying for Creation
In 2019 A Rocha France launched an initiative to help Christians to pray for the creation. If you pray, we invite you to discover more about the project below and join with us in this collective prayer.
Why pray daily for Creation?
As Christians, we think that only God can save his creation and that prayer is our most valuable tool.
The individual small steps and actions that we take are essential and also the larger projects we have in the different A Rocha organisations, but, let’s be realistic, the task is much too large for us to succeed on our own!
As Christians our hope is in a God who makes the impossible possible, a God of miracles, a powerful God. We are therefore convinced that action and prayer go hand in hand: God calls us to take practical action in the world so that he has the ‘raw material’ for making his miracles happen. Even though our actions, our small steps, may seem rather paltry given the urgency of the environmental situation, we know that God can multiply the fruit. After all, from five loaves and two fish Jesus fed 5000 people and there were still left-overs that Jesus asked his disciples to collect so that there was no waste (John’s Gospel chapter 6)!
We have the same confidence that in combining our actions with prayer he will do the same thing for his creation!
To pray is also to open ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit, to guide us in transforming our lives, to renew our strength when we are discouraged, to reveal to us our shortcomings – both personal and collective – and inspire us for the path and the steps to be taken.
It is in this hope that we launched this daily prayer for Creation project.
We structure the prayers on a weekly pattern:
- Sunday: prayer for creation and the work of A Rocha
- Monday: prayer for those in authority
- Tuesday: prayer about climate change
- Wednesday: prayer for a project / an environmental organisation / a grass-roots initiative
- Thursday: prayer for a species / an ecosystem that is in danger
- Friday: prayer of repentance and for transformation of our lives
- Saturday: prayer of thanksgiving
To receive the daily prayer for Creation:
A Rocha France’s Facebook group ‘Prière pour la Création’ (Prayer for Creation) : click here to find the prayer for the day
Sign up to receive the prayer for the day by email: Click here and select the option ‘lettre de prière pour la Création’ (daily prayer for Creation)
The prayers are all in French, but you can easily translate them on your computer, phone or tablet.