On the occasion of the Season of Creation 2022, the Muslim-Christian dialogue group of Nouakchott organised a common prayer by the sea on Wednesday 21 September.
We sat side by side on the sand, 5 Muslims and 6 Chris-tians, contemplating the immensity of the ocean before us. We were inspired by the suggestions sent by the Sea-son of Creation 2022.
During the spontaneous sharing about what was coming up in us, as we contemplated the ocean and the people around us, listening to the birds, we felt confirmed that creation unites us as believers of different traditions. God has given human beings the responsibility to care for all created beings.
We experienced the Kingdom of God already here, feeling brothers and sisters, called to care together for creation and to praise God for the air we breathe, for the water that gives life, for the earth that sustains and nourishes us…
Sr. Mia reminded us that as human beings, we are part of this beautiful divine creation. She invited us to look at each other to contemplate the beauty in each other and to give thanks to God. We did this with a smile on our faces.
We went home knowing that we had had a unique spiritual experience: standing before our Creator as Christians and Muslims to praise and worship Him!
Community of Nouakchott (Mauritania)