Our world is an amazing, glorious, functioning whole. Although we humans have abused the earth in the short time we have lived on it, I still have hope that we can restore its pristine beauty and functionality. In my painting, “Laudato Si’” I wish to echo the glory of creation as pointed out by Pope Francis and encourage us all to care for Earth with the love of God’s original creating actions.
All powerful God,
you are present in the 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.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle,
for justice, love and peace.