We very much need to continue to pray that the nations that committed themselves to work to heal the planet oppose those leaders and economies that oppose this reality and policy seeking to protect the environment, remain true to their word and bring about the changes needed to be ‘merciful’ to ‘our common home’:
“O God of love, teach us to care for this world our common home.
Inspire all political leaders and the peoples of all the nations to listen to and heed the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Let us be united in heart and mind in responding and acting courageously.
May we seek the common good and protect the beautiful earthly garden you have created for us, for all our brothers and sisters, for all generations to come. Amen!“