Pope Francis' prayer intentions
for July and August:
"Heavenly Father, during these months, we dedicate every aspect of our lives to you. We pray that sports may always be occasions of brotherly and sisterly fellowship and growth. We intercede for lay missionaries that the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries of the world. We lift up all refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, that they may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights. And we pray for our brothers and sisters in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and 23 other countries or territotries), that they may joyfully announce faith in Jesus Christ to all the people of that region."
As stewards of the earth, we are responsible for the management and care of the land and resources which God has entrusted to us. Since the earth's resources have been created by God for the benefit of all, we are to share the goods of the earth and to preserve and care for the goods of the earth. This mandate is rooted in the Bible where we are urged to "cultivate and care for God's creation."
More recently, the U.S. Bishops, in their statement Renewing the Earth, said, "Stewardship implies that we must both care for creation according to the standards that are not of our own making and at the same time be resourceful in finding ways to make the earth flourish." Whatever belongs to God belongs to all.
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