Prayer for COP19

praying handsFor over ten years, Christian Ecology Link has hosted a Climate Service in London to support the Climate March calling for success at the UN climate conference.  There being no London march this year we decided to write a prayer for our members to read in their churches.

This year, the annual UN conference on climate change, COP19, is happening in Warsaw from 11th-22nd November.  Christian Ecology Link is encouraging individuals and churches to pray for the negotiations over these two weeks, and particularly during the Sunday services on the 17th November.

You are welcome to use this prayer and modify as you wish:

 

To you, O Lord, we lift up our souls;

In you we trust, O God.

 

Faithful, merciful, trusting God,

You have let us loose on your world with enough fossilised carbon to destroy it,

and with enough intelligence to know that we do so.

Forgive us, Lord, for we know what we do.

 

We pray for the COP19 UN negotiations happening in Warsaw at the moment. 

Let short term business interests bow to science.

Let politics give way to justice.

Let economics step back and allow righteousness to prevail.

Speak to the hearts of every negotiator

that they may feel your love for your earth,

and your desire for every child of God to do their part

in liberating creation from its bondage to decay.

 

Show us your ways, O Lord,

teach us your paths;

guide us in your truth and teach us,

for you are God our Saviour,

and our hope is in you all day long.

 

Amen

 

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Author: | Date: 3 November, 2013 | Category: Prayers | Comments: 1


Comments on "Prayer for COP19"

Kumako Michael:

November 5, 2013

This is good platform.God bless the vision bearers. All Christians come on board lets save our environment


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