A Prayer for Our Earth

All-powerful God,
You are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one. O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the world of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey toward your infinite light. We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.

Earth Day Events

Faith in Place Earth Day of Action

Thursday, April 21 | All Day Event

Buses leaving from Chicago Loop, two Southside locations, Oak Park, Schaumburg, Naperville, Waukegan & Champaign

Chicago's Earth Day Rally

Friday, April 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
376 N Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL

Celebrate Earth Day in Glen Ellyn

Friday, April 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Maryknoll Park
845 Pershing Ave | Glen Ellyn, IL

Evanston Earth Month Celebration

Sunday, April 24 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center
1655 Foster St | Evanston, IL 60201