A prayer based on Psalm 24
A prayer based on Psalm 24 by Ruth Jarman
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.”
Lord, your world is in danger. The enemy is hiding behind vested interests and sceptics, waiting to plunder and rape your earth.
We cry to you, Lord, protect your creation,
defend the work of your hands.
Save our generation from our addiction to fossil fuels.
Wash our hands of their clutch on dirty energy,
clean our hearts of our desire for more and more.
Turn our souls away from materialism
and our desires from taking and taking from your sacred, limited world.
Give us a vision of the blessings we will receive if we turn away from idolatry of the economy and bow to wisdom and truth.
Let man and woman-kind see that true happiness rests in enjoying your earth as you intended, not according to the lies of the enemy.
Show us that a kinder and simpler lifestyle will allow us to see your glory more clearly.
Let your glory of the King of glory shine through your kingdom.
“Lift up your heads, O you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty –
he is the King of glory.”