Pray for Climate and Creation

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

It is hard to imagine the world leaders coming up with an agreement at COP15 and COP27 that preserves the abundance of Creation. That is why we need to pray, and in the words of Walter Wink, ‘pray an alternative future into being.’


Daily Prayer in a Climate Emergency

Green Christian trustee, Andii Bowsher, has created a beautiful set of liturgies to help us pray at this time. Do peruse the pages of his Book of Our Common Prayer or go straight to one of the following:


Christian Climate Action Zoom morning prayer

Christian Climate Action hold morning prayer every day at 9am. They pray and reflect for 30 mins and then have an optional 30min ‘check-in’ till 10am.


Pray and Fast for the Climate

Pray and Fast for the Climate are movement of Christians praying and fasting on the 1st of each month for climate justice.


26 Prayers for the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Revd Jon Swales from Leeds has written 26 Prayers and Laments for the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

‘If we love the natural world, of which we are part, it must hurt when we face what is happening to this earth. Can we keep the flame of hope alight, that all will not be lost, and that a new balance will eventually be secured? Surely it takes faith to hold love and hope together? This is what Jon Swales can help us to do with his valuable anthology of prayers for the climate and ecological emergency. To pray in this world is to be open to God’s gifts of faith, hope and love – despite everything.’  Andrew Norman co-chaplain of Green Christian   


Living Faithfully in the Time of Creation

Book Review by Andii Bowsher

For celebrating Creationtide mindfully in an age of environmental emergency, a resource from the Iona Community’s Common Concern Network on the Environment.

Reflections, essays, hymns, songs and liturgical resources from more than twenty writers around the world, covering the twelve weeks from September, through the United Nations COP conference … and future years.


Lamentation Prayers

For all that is lost

Also see Jon Swales’ 26 prayers for the climate and ecological emergency above.


Pray with Tearfund

See Tearfund’s Pray for the Climate page


Show the Love Prayers

Prayers written by Green Christian members


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Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 30 May, 2021 | Category: Climate Emergency Prayers | Comments: 1


Comments on "Pray for Climate and Creation"

Daniele:

July 29, 2021

Olá, queria saber se as igrejas também pedem que a terra tenha seu dia de descanso semanal? From Google Translate, Portuguese to English; Hi, I wonder if the churches also ask for the land to have its weekly rest day?


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