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Season of Creation resources 2023

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 2023 theme:

“Let Justice and Peace Flow”

 “But let justice roll on like a river, 

righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

(Amos 5: 24)   

2023 Season of Creation Prayer

Creator of All, 

From your communion of love life sprung forth like a mighty river and the whole cosmos came into being.

On this Earth of overflowing love, the Word was made flesh and went forth with the life-giving waters proclaiming peace and justice for all creation.

You called human beings to till and keep your garden. You placed us into right relationship with each creature, but we failed to listen to the cries of the Earth and the cries of the most vulnerable. We broke with the flowing communion of love and sinned against you by not safeguarding the conditions for life.

We lament the loss of our fellow species and their habitats, we grieve the loss of human cultures, along with the lives and livelihoods that have been displaced or perished, and we ache at the sight of an economy of death, war and violence that we have inflicted on ourselves and on the Earth.

Open our ears to your creative, reconciling and sustaining Word that calls to us through the book of Scripture and the book of creation. Bless us once again with your life-giving waters so that the Creator Spirit may let justice and peace flow in our hearts and overflow into all creation.

Open our hearts to receive the living waters of God’s justice and peace, and to share it with our suffering brothers and sisters, all creatures around us, and all creation.

Bless us to walk together with all people of good will so that the many streams of the living waters of God’s justice and peace may become a mighty river all over the Earth.

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




Season of Creation website 

Promotional resources

Liturgical resources

Advocacy resources

Invitation to join Season of Creation 2023

Celebration Guide 2023

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

Resources available to download here .

Other UCA resources:

South Australia - Pilgrim Uniting Church 

Western Australia -Social Justice Commission, Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia - a resource for congregations to celebrate a 'Sustainable Sunday' on Sunday 24 September


A weekly resource covering the four weeks of Season of Creation, looking at Forest, Land, Wilderness and River – suitable for Year A Pentecost 14, 15, 16 and 17. Written by Uniting Church minister Rev Dr Michelle Cook 

World Council of Churches 

Learn more about Season of Creation

WCC's work on Care for Creation and Climate Change 

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  

Wild Goose Publications

- Living Faithfully in the Time of Creation by Kathy Galloway and Katharine M Preston;

- Caring for Creation Together by Emma Major; 

- Creation: Readings, prayers and other liturgical resources 

From the Vatican

Pope Francis:

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

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis: LAUDATO SI’ - On care for our common home| 2015

Laudato Si Movement

Watch: Global Ecumenical Online Prayer Service - Season of Creation 2023 | 1 September 2023.



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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