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Creation Story/Canticle of St. Francis

Genesis Creation Story:  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1

Bishops’ Prayer for the Earth:
God of love, teach us to care for this world our common home. Inspire governmental leaders as they gather in Paris:
to listen to and heed the cry of the earth and the cray of the poor;
to be united in heart and mind in responding courageously;
to seek the common good and protect the beautiful earthy garden you have
crated for us, for all our brothers and sisters, for all generations to come.

francisandthebirdsCanticle of St. Francis:
Praised be you, my Lord, with all your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
who is the day and through whom you give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor;
and bears a likeness of you, Most High.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather
through whom you give sustenance to your creatures.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be you, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.