Taize Oct. 1: Celebrating God’s Creation

As we gather for this Taize prayer in early October, we also celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love of the environment and all creation.

St. Francis reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.

As we gather for this Taize prayer in early October, we also celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love of the environment and all creation.

St. Francis reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
who has filled creation
with light and splendor.

Radiant Lord,
we rejoice with hearts filled with gratitude
that you are not a hidden God
for you reveal yourself daily
through the mystery of light.

Your majesty and glory shine out from within all of creation
as well as from sun, moon and stars.

We walk by their light,
we also feed upon that light
as it is transformed daily into our food.

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
who has filled creation with light and splendor.

+Amen

Thank you for joining us from various places around the world in this online Taize prayer. Please plan to join us again on the 1st Thursday of November.

Stay safe and healthy until we meet again in prayer.

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