A Prayer based on Psalm 28
A prayer based on Psalm 28 by Ruth Jarman
“To you I call, O Lord my Rock;
do not turn a deaf ear to me.”
For if you remain silent,
all our efforts to defend our climate will be worthless.
Help us to stand against the culture of our times where people speak cordially with people they meet while living lives that will destroy the lives of people they will never meet.
Where institutions show no regard for the works of the Lord and what his hands have done, may you tear them down and never build them up again.
Where corporations are getting fat by consuming our children’s inheritance, repay them for their deeds and their evil work and transform them to respond to your divine calling and regard your creation with reverence.
“Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.
The Lord is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his annointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.”