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Season of Creation resources 2022

1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October 

For four Sundays in September we celebrate The Season of Creation

All around the world, Christians are uniting to pray and take action for our common home. Join them and celebrate the Season of Creation

Season of Creation 2022 theme:

Listen to the Voice of Creation

 “I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12) 

 

2022 Season of Creation Prayer

Creator of All,

From your communion of love your Word went forth to create a symphony of life that sings

your praise.

By your Holy Wisdom you made the Earth to bring forth a diversity of creatures who praise you

in their being. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

You called human beings to till and keep your garden. You placed us into right relationships

with each creature so that we could listen to their voices, and learn how to safeguard the

conditions for life. But we turn in on ourselves and away from our co-creatures.

We close our ears to the counsel of our fellow creatures. We fail to listen to the cries of the

poor and the needs of the most vulnerable. We silence the voices of those who hold the

traditions that teach us to care for the Earth. We close our ears to your creative, reconciling

and sustaining Word that calls to us through the Scriptures.

We lament the loss of our fellow species and their habitats that will never speak again. We

grieve the loss of human cultures, along with the lives and livelihoods that have been displaced

or perished. Creation cries out as forests crackle, and animals alike flee the fires of injustice

that we have lit by our unwillingness to listen.

In this Season of Creation, we pray that you would call to us, as from the burning bush, with

the sustaining fire of your Spirit. Breathe upon us. Open our ears and move our hearts. Turn us

from our inward gaze. Teach us to contemplate your creation, and listen for the voice of each

creature declaring your glory. For “faith comes from hearing.”

Give us hearts to listen for the good news of your promise to renew the face of the Earth.

Enlighten us with the grace to follow the Way of Christ as we learn to walk lightly upon this

holy ground. Fill us with the hope to quench the fires of injustice with the light of your healing

love that sustains our common home.

In the name of the One who came to proclaim good news to all creation, Jesus Christ. 

Amen. 

 

Resources 

Season of Creation website 

Season of Creation resources

Faith leaders’ invitation to join the Season of Creation 2022

Invitation to join Season of Creation 2022

Celebration Guide  

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

Resource Hub - The Assembly have a range of Season of Creation resources that highlight First Nations voices and wisdom.

South Australia - Adaptable PowerPoint slides for Prayer Service with some Australian songs: Prayer Service for the Season of Creation 2022 

Western Australia - The West Australian Synod Social Justice Commission offers a liturgy outline, reflections, children’s activities and adaptable PowerPoint slides for each week: Sustainable September – Ecochurches WA.  

World Council of Churches 

"Creation Speaks, Let’s Listen” webinar helps prepare for Season of Creation

A webinar, “Creation Speaks, Let’s Listen,” on 23 February helped people prepare and pray for Season of Creation 2022.

Learn more about Season of Creation

WCC's work on Care for Creation and Climate Change

Pacific Council of Churches

Download PDF: Season of Creation 2022 -  prepared liturgies and resources for the Season of Creation

Common Grace

An extensive range of resources, including prayers, songs and reflections that can be used as part of your church or faith community’s engagement on the Common Grace website  

MediaCom

Resources for the four-weeks of September, Study and worship with the sacred text of Creation.  A complete set of resources from Seasons FUSION (Seasons of the Spirit) is available from MediaCom here.  

Vatican News

WatchSeason of Creation 2022 

Read: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 

Laudato Si Movement

Watch: What is the Season of Creation 2022? 

Watch: Do you hear that? It is the voice of Creation! | #SeasonofCreation 2022 |

Season of Creation 2022 Launch

Creation Speaks, Let's Listen

International

Download PDF: International Handbook on Creation Care and Eco-Diakonia - Concepts and Perspect ives from the Churches of the Global South

Edited by Daniel Beros, Eale Bosela, Lesmore Ezekiel, Kambale Kahongya,Ruomin Liu, Grace Moon, Marisa Strizzi, Dietrich Werner 

 

 


SEASON OF CREATION BACKGROUND

1 September was proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in 2015.

The season takes us through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October. Christians of all denominations and locations are invited to participate in an ecumenical Season of Creation.

“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (Laudato Si’, 9).

 Visit the Season of Creation website to see how we can celebrate creation.  

 Learn more on World Council of Churches website:  https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/season-of-creation 

 

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