​​Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help,

Ipoh, Malaysia

Vatican Holds 40-Day Prayer Campaign For Laudato Si' Goals:

  • October 4, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Vatican’s 40-day prayer campaign for the Laudato si’ goals officially began. From October 4 until November 14, the prayer campaign will support each of the seven sectors of the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The last day of the prayer campaign also marks the World Day of Prayer for the Poor.
  • ​You can also find all the prayers for this month-long event here.

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.

While Laudato Si’ Week was about reflecting and preparing together, the moment now calls for us to take action, and these are the following given by the organisers:

​The 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ in 2020 was commemorated world-wide with a week-long celebration from 16 - 24 May. The celebration was a great success, and on 24 May, a common prayer was recited at noon. The organisers listed the following achievements attained:

  • Hundreds of thousands of Catholics on six continents praying, reflecting, and preparing a better world together;
  • Hundreds of Catholic institutions big and small hosting events and organizing change for the long term;
  • Incredible, visionary leadership by Pope Francis, who mentioned Laudato Si’ Week during his Angelus.

​Watch video explaining on Laudato Si’. 

Laudato Si’ 

(Praise Be to You!)

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Catholics united for the 2021 Season of Creation


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> ​​The top 5 highlights are:

  1. Pope Francis’ leadership
  2. ​Bringing the 2021 Season of Creation theme to life
  3. ​Signing the ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’ petition ahead of COP26
  4. Caring for climate refugees
  5. ​Historic joint appeal calls for ‘urgent, radical, and responsible action’ at COP26

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A Christian prayer in union with creation

Father, we praise you with all your creatures. 
They came forth from your all-powerful hand;
they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.
Praise be to you!

Son of God, Jesus,
through you all things were made.
You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,
you became part of this earth,
and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.
Today you are alive in every creature
in your risen glory.
Praise be to you!

Holy Spirit, by your light
you guide this world towards the Father’s love
and accompany creation as it groans in travail.
You also dwell in our hearts 
and you inspire us to do what is good.
Praise be to you!

  • Laudato si' (English: Praise Be to You!) on "ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME" is the second encyclical of Pope Francis on 24 May 2015. The encyclical calls for us to examine our hearts, transform our social values and take action for global solidarity, and captures the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental justice in building and protecting Our Common Home. Watch video explaining Laudato Si’. 
  • Season of Creation is an annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. It is an opportunity for congregations who so choose to take time in the church year to focus their celebration on God the creator, Christ as the redeemer of creation, and the Spirit as sustainer of creation—to worship God along with all creation (as the Psalms enjoin), and to express gratitude, love, and a commitment to care for all living things on earth. It takes place from 1 September – the World Day of Prayer for Creation – to 4 October – the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and the entire celebration coincides with Laudato si'. Extracted from Web of Creation. For more click here ...

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LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.

​So began the Encyclical Letter LAUDATO SI’ of the Holy Father Pope Francis on "Care for our Common Home", given in Rome at Saint Peter’s on 24 May, the Solemnity of Pentecost, in the year 2015, on the third year of the Pope's Pontificate. At the conclusion of this Encyclical, the Holy Father wrote these words of encouragement: "... the Lord of life, who loves us so much, is always present. He does not abandon us, He does not leave us alone, for He has united Himself definitively to our earth, and His love constantly impels us to find new ways forward. Praise be to Him!" The Holy Father showed us with astonishing clarity that “everything is connected.”

Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.


Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love,
teach us to contemplate you
in the beauty of the universe,
for all things speak of you.
Awaken our praise and thankfulness
for every being that you have made. 
Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined
to everything that is.

God of love, show us our place in this world
as channels of your love
for all the creatures of this earth,
for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.
Enlighten those who possess power and money
that they may avoid the sin of indifference,
that they may love the common good, advance the weak, 
and care for this world in which we live.
The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light, 
help us to protect all life,
to prepare for a better future,
for the coming of your Kingdom
of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to you!

Top 5 2021 Season of Creation Highlights

Letter from the Episcopal Commission for Creation Justice of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, dated 6 October 2021:

  • ​​The Episcopal Commission for Creation Justice has taken on the responsibility for being the focal point for the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP), and has undertaken co-leadership of the Integral Human Development's (IHD's) 40-day prayer campaign for communities joining the LSAP in this region.
  • The Creation Justice Commission will organize a LSAP SOLIDARITY PRAYER GATHERING on Thursday 28 October 2021 from 8.00pm – 9.30pm. Please join us. The Zoom link is: <https://zoom.us/j/96843086535?pwd=TzA2ZUIxYUZsZ2RPY1piTHlBSDlXdz09>; Meeting ID: 968 4308 6535 ; Passcode: 554089
  • ​Prayers are contained in this site: click here.
  • ​Cardinal Turkson, Prefect of the IHD, has written to all the Bishops’ Conferences around the world urging all Catholic communities to join the LSAP. 
  • Watch Holy Father's announcement in May 2021 on LSAP.
  • Webinar: Fri, 29 October, 12am (Malaysia's time)​​
  • To register for above, click here.