GUEST BLOG: Day of Prayer for Creation

Guest Blog by The Rev. Sally Bingham, President and Founder, Interfaith Power & Light

Pope Francis has designated, Friday September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation.

He said that the World Day of Prayer would offer individuals and communities an opportunity to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of Creation” and that it should become an occasion for “reflection, conversion and the adoption of appropriate lifestyles”. The day of prayer began in 1989 with the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox church.

On the twelve-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and as we watch the current disastrous flooding in Houston and the Gulf Coast along with the worst monsoons in years in Mumbai, India it is an appropriate moment for us to come together and reflect on the harm we have done to Creation and to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.

Pope Francis has said that the ecological crisis is a summons "to a profound spiritual conversion.” This is the work Interfaith Power & Light, and all of you, our congregations and supporters, are aiming to achieve.

Let’s join our inter-religious voices with our Christian brothers and sisters in an interfaith prayer for the Earth today. Click here to find a prayer for our earth. Or join us on Facebook to share your own.