A Prayer for Earth Day

Logging our dwindling forests. PLT photo.
Forgive us, oh Lord, for the profound harm we mortals are inflicting on Thy sacred creation, Mother Earth. Our reckless burning of fossil fuels is contributing to catastrophic climate change which, as we speak, is attacking many parts of Thy planet, upon which Thou hast so graciously permitted us to dwell. 

Bestow upon us all, oh Lord, the eco-wisdom we will need to radically change our behaviour, so that we no longer threaten just our own kind, but the lowly wild creatures with which we also share the humble home you have so graciously provided for us all. Help us to avert and lessen the dangers we have so thoughtlessly created,  which now threaten the very safety, security and survival of future human generations - our children and our grandchildren. 

Forgive us, oh Lord, for we know not what we do. 

In Jesus name. Amen.
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john Fefchak said…

I would like to add the following.

Though No One Can Go Back,
And Make a Brand New Start.
Anyone Can Start from Now,
And Make a Brand New End.

Bountiful and generous God,we know that we are in need of confession.

We plunder your creation,and return only what we have no need of. We care little for the damage we do..-to creation,-to water and air,-to wildlife and soil.
We waste,discard and throw away,seldom giving a second thought to what we leave to others, what we take from others and how we force others to live,

In our selfishness,we believe that we are owed this life of gross abundance, and take it all for granted.

Forgive us God.
Teach us to be thankful and help us repent of our sin,through Christ,we pray. ..AMEN

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