By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Prayer.
“You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water.” -Psalm 65:9
Thursday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, an annual observance that brings people together to celebrate our planet and raise awareness of the potential harms that can affect the environment and how we can address these issues.
While there is a great need for conversation regarding the issues that affect our environment, something more prevalent that is needed is prayer for our planet.
On Earth Day, take a moment to pray the following prayers for our planet and that all of God’s creations can come together to preserve the environment for future generations to come.
National Council of Churches Prayer (1)
As people of faith, we are called into covenant.
Your covenant of faithfulness and love extends to the whole creation.
We pray for the healing of the earth
that present and future generations may enjoy the fruits of creation,
and continue to glorify and praise you.
Wisdom to Care for the Earth (2)
God, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it. Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures. Help us to become instruments of a new creation, Founded on the covenant of your love.
Your Creation (2)
God, grant us the grace to grow deeper in our respect of And care for your creation. God, hear our prayer.
God, help us to recognize the sacredness of all of your Creatures as signs of your wondrous love. God, hear our prayer.
God, help us turn from the selfish consumption of Resources meant for all and to see the impacts of our choices on the poor and vulnerable. God, hear our prayer.