Between Ascension and Pentecost, the Scriptures tell us: ‘All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers…’ (Acts 1:14) while they awaited to be ‘clothed with power from on high’. (Luke 24:49).
We too are invited to pray. During the next nine days, the God Who Speaks team are offering a Novena of readings and prayers drawn from the Bible and recent Papal teaching, including the Encyclical Laudato Si’. All Catholics in England and Wales are invited to respond in prayer and action to the urgent climate change issues that we all face.
Reflecting on the account of creation in the book of Genesis, the Novena, entitled The River Does Not Divide Us, begins tomorrow, Friday 14 May and continues until Pentecost, Sunday 23 May.
(This Novena can be used either on its own or to complement the prayers and reflections of the global prayer movement – ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ with the Care of Creation theme.)