From our thankfulness, we pray. Thankfulness grows from our prayers. Prayer is not restricted to Sunday mornings or just before bed. Nor does prayer need to be formal. Talk with God about the earth; pray for the healing of the earth; pray for your strength as a steward. Pray for a miracle. Do this everywhere, especially in the grocery store when you’re about to choose between the cheapest item and the fair trade item. Pray for your fellow stewards of the earth. Pray that each one of us does what we can to use creation fairly, faithfully.
This was adapted from “Faith reflections: Everyday earth day,” an article that appeared in the April 2013 issue of Cafe. It was written by Amy Waelchli. Today we remember Martín de Porres, renewer of society, who died in 1639.
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