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Sunday
Sep012019

Prayer in Response to the Climate  Emergency

Loving Creator,

You make all things in balance:

sun and moon

earth and sea

fire and ice

so that all Creation might exist in harmony.

 

We lament that our greed has disrupted this balance.

The climate emergency threatens all existence.

 

Droughts and flooding

extreme heat and ice storms

coastal erosion and rising sea levels

are increasingly the norm.

 

To change our climate for the better, we ourselves must change.

We ourselves must be transformed into a new humanity.

 

Loving Creator, we ask you to make us anew

Open our eyes – to see the beauty of Creation

Open our ears – to hear the prophets speaking Truth among us

Open our arms – to embrace our neighbours, human and other-than-human

Open our hands – to do the work that must be done

Open our hearts – to be instruments of Love in the world

 

Embolden us and our political leaders to take action now.

For act we must.

 

Prayer prior to the UN Summit on Climate Action, and Federal elections in Canada

UISG Canadian constellations —September 1, 2019.

 

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