In response to the call of the International JPIC Coordinating Committee (JPIC CoCo) and by the appeal of Sister Eriko Oyama rscj, the headmistress of Tokyo Sacred Heart School in Sankocho, each class of the 12th grade students wrote a prayer in English for COP 21, which was about to take place in Paris.
We present below the prayers of these three classes as they contain their reflections, desires, hopes, and convictions.
The students are aware of climate change and other environmental issues, and they have been reflecting on these issues from a world-wide perspective with a view towards the future.
Last May, two students of these classes participated in the International Model United Nations Conference on urgent issues of the world, including Climate Change.
These prayers have already been distributed to all our communities through the JPIC News Letter of the Japan Province. We invited everyone to pray and reflect with the young people during the weeks of COP21 in Paris.
We are also united in prayer with all of you, so that each nation will deepen understanding of the serious situations we are in, and we will be able to take a step forward to resolve this issue.
Thank you for your project. We will be very happy to participate in this kind of exchanges among Sacred Heart Schools in various Provinces.
Prayer of the 12th Grade (Class Bara: Rose)
Prayer of the 12th Grade (Class Yuri: Lily)
Prayer of the 12th Grade (Class Kiku: Chrysanthemum)