KILMORE CARE OF CREATION COMMITTEE
Inspired by LAUDATO SI’ Encyclical Letter written by POPE FRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
“We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal,
but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be progressively replaced without delay”
PRAYER FOR AN END OF THE FOSSIL FUEL ERA
Lord, we thank you for the gift of creation and we ask for your forgiveness. We humans are
profoundly responsible for the environmental degradation that we are experiencing.
The Planet is under immense pressure. In growing consciousness, we are becoming painfully aware
that everything is connected and interdependent.
As we undergo an ecological conversion, we ask that this pain transitions to hope as we endeavour
to find new ways to rectify our transgressions.
We pray in earnest for a ‘Just Transition’ from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources; a
better future, whereby, our biosphere, nature and humanity are at the centre of the energy
We ask that those in positions of authority, power and wealth shoulder their grave responsibilities
and recognise the immense consequences their actions have for the wellbeing of our planet and its
We are all brothers and sisters. Strengthen us to take care of the individuals and communities who
will bear the undue burden from the transition to a green economy.
We trust in you O Lord. You are with us, working in us and through us. All things will be made new.
We thank you and we bless you.