Lord, we’ve seen plastics choking sea creatures.
Lord, we’ve witnessed heatwaves setting forests on fire.
Lord, we’ve watched icebergs drift and melt.
Lord, we’ve heard of animal life that has become extinct.
Lord, your word tells us that all creation is waiting
for us to become the people you made us to be.
Help us to grow up and fulfil that high calling
by your grace and for the sake of your kingdom.
Join Tearfund in this prayer for the UN climate talks in Glasgow, approaching God with hope and expectancy. Written by Ruth Valerio | 28 Oct 2021
To our God
who made and can move mountains,
who created people and can touch their hearts and minds,
who declared that the world was very good and can make it to be so again,
who has the world in his hands,
be praise and glory.
We lift before you the COP climate talks and the future of the planet.
We are sorry for the damage that has been done,
but we come before you knowing that you are a God of mercy and miracles.
We pray for the world leaders gathering in Glasgow,
that they would do what is right and fair.
May the common desire to protect the world enable good conversations, positive actions and bring about unity.
We pray for those joining from countries on the frontline of climate change
who are experiencing the worst impacts, having contributed the least.
We pray that their voices would carry weight and power,
and that you, God, would protect their place at the negotiating table.
Lord, would you help us in the UK to host with humility, compassion, and generosity.
You are a God for whom nothing is impossible or too late.
In the face of this climate crisis, we hold on to the hope found in you.
Hear the cries of your people, O God.