Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis has written a new encyclical on human fraternity and solidarity called Fratelli Tutti – in English, “All brothers.”  The encyclical is a reflection on humanity’s path forward to a deeply desired and sought-after peace.

An Ecumenical Christian Prayer

(from the end of the Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship – Fratelli Tutti)

O God, Trinity of love,
from the profound communion of your divine life,
pour out upon us a torrent of fraternal love.
Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus,
in his family of Nazareth,
and in the early Christian community.

Grant that we Christians may live the Gospel,
discovering Christ in each human being,
recognizing him crucified
in the sufferings of the abandoned
and forgotten of our world,
and risen in each brother or sister
who makes a new start.

Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty,
reflected in all the peoples of the earth,
so that we may discover anew
that all are important and all are necessary,
different faces of the one humanity
that God so loves. Amen.