This December world leaders meet in Lima, Peru to reach an agreement that saves us from devastating climate change. Pray for agreement in climate talks in Lima and shine a #LightForLima.
During Sunday evening prayers (12/07/14) Sisters met in the dining room and processed with candles to the Chapel. Sisters sung “Christ be our Light”. In Chapel Sisters made a statement of the harm caused by climate change. There were four readings – each followed by silence. After the silence they sang “The Lord is My Life” then “Alleluia” followed by another Gospel reading, prayers and ending with “City of God”.
A Prayer of Awareness
Hildegard of Bingen
God is the foundation for everything
This God undertakes, God gives.
Such that nothing that is necessary for life is lacking.
Now humankind needs a body that at all times honors and praises God.
This body is supported in every way through the earth.
Thus the earth glorifies the power of God.
This prayer was used for Earth Day, 1990
From: Interfaith Declarations and Worship Observance Resources; The North American Conference on Religion and Ecology; 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005
— Springfield OP (@springfieldop) December 8, 2014