Thank you for committing to this 30 Day Christian Green Living Challenge with us!
Each day as we step through our journey, I’ll share the challenge for the day then, depending on your green goals, I will share resources where you can learn more, dig deeper into the topic, or challenge yourself even more.
We will do the challenge once *live* together, but you can participate anytime by joining in on the comments below and by using the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving.
So, when you’re ready, let’s Go Christian Green!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands.” — Psalms 19:2
As faith-filled persons, it seems appropriate to start our journey with prayer, reflection, and gratitude for the gift of God’s creation.
Pope Francis gave us this prayer that he asks us to say throughout the year, especially on September 1 which is celebrated as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This prayer is beautiful and perfect for today, Earth Day!
World Prayer Day for the Care of Creation Prayer — Pope Francis
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
who are so precious in your eyes.
God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all
the creatures of this earth.
God of mercy, may we receive your forgiveness and convey your mercy
throughout our common home.
Praise be to you! Amen.
Today’s Day 1 Challenge:
Go outside. Take a few minutes to enjoy nature, settle your mind while you take in and experience the world that surrounds you. Breath and try to connect with the gift of creation.
If you’d like, pray using the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (above) and thank God all he has given you.
Ask for his help during this challenge and ask that he give you the grace to hear the messages he has for you during these next 30 days.
Comment below and use the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving to share your expectations, goals, and why you chose to do this challenge at this time in your life.
- How Should Christians Participate in Earth Day? —by DarleneGoesGreen
This is a great place to start, especially on Earth Day
- Do Christians Have to Be Green & Eco-friendly? —by DarleneGoesGreen
This post is full to the top with scripture, quotes, and excerpts from the Catechism to help you better understand why “going green” is important for Christians and can inspire you throughout the challenge.
- “Laudato Si’, Care for Our Common Home” Book Study Series—by DarleneGoesGreen
What does Pope Francis and the Church teach about caring for the environment? Check it out and walk through the whole encyclical with us.
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