The Center for Earth Jurisprudence would like to wish you a happy International Mother Earth Day!
While every day is Earth Day, let us take this day we set aside to reflect on our relationship with our Mother Earth and all our fellow members of the Earth community.
To help in our reflection, please see this Prayer For Our Earth shared by Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato Si’.
A Prayer For Our Earth
By Pope Francis
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace .
At the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, we advocate to see this relationship with our Mother Earth reflected in our legal systems. To support our work, please visit our website and DONATE HERE.
You can also become an advocate for Mother Earth by joining CEJ as a member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, a worldwide movement dedicated to recognizing and defending Earth’s Rights. Get involved and become a member today! Find out how here.
Happy International Mother Earth Day!