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Walk lightly – a prayer

July 10, 2009

CAFOD do a lot of great work on the topics of  development, justice, and simple living, and they do it all in a context of prayer. Here’s a prayer from their latest newsletter, with plenty more here.

Walk lightly

Each leaf, each petal,
each grain, each person,
sings your praises,
Creator God.

Each creature on the earth,
all the mountains and great seas
show your glory,
Spirit of love.

And yet the hand of greed
has patented and plundered your splendour,
has taken and not shared your gift,
has lived as owner of the earth,
not guest.

And so
the ice is cracked
the rivers dry,
the valleys flooded
and the snowcaps melt.

God our Father, show us
how to step gently,
how to live simply,
how to walk lightly
with respect and love
for all that you have made.


© Linda Jones/CAFOD

(If you like it, I’m told you can get this prayer on a card, free, by calling 020 7095 5572 or emailing

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    July 13, 2009 7:29 pm


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