Praying with the pope in September

Published on 01 Sep 2020
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Respect for the Planet's Resources

We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Pope Francis, September 2020

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Three Proposals for this month

1. Read the report, on the British Jesuit website, from Jesuit writer Jacques St.Laurent SJ about Earth Overshoot Day, particularly his suggestions about how to bring about change.

2. Look for one extra thing you could do to reduce consumption in your or your family’s living. It might be something apparently quite tiny!

3. A local intention: is there a version of this month’s Intention that you could pray in your parish or worshipping community? Speak to your friends and your parish leaders about this.


Merciful Father, I pause for a few moments, at the beginning of this day, to be in your abiding presence.

May your Spirit guide me today and lead me in all that is true, good and beautiful.

Grant me the grace to live the gospel and infuse in me a love for all people and for the whole of creation,

your free gift to us all. I offer you my heart this day, united to the intention of Pope Francis for this month. Our Father …