God of Life. Our planet is dying.
We are responsible for the destruction of species and eco-systems.
Save us for our death-dealing systems
- that rely on fossil fuels
- that strip-mine the commons
- that convert Your natural world into cold, hard cash.
Give us wisdom and courage to find new ways of living.
Empower our children who are striking for the climate.
Shield all who work for a healthy environment, particularly indigenous earth-protectors.
Gift COP26 with robust and workable solutions to mitigate the very worst effects of climate disruption.
In Christ, we pray.
*COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference and takes place in Glasgow under the UK’s presidency. It was originally due to take place in late 2020, but was postponed to November 2021. COP21, in Paris in 2015, was the first to reach landmark global agreements to combat climate change, the so-called “Paris Agreement”.
If you want to know more about it, why not visit the Joint Public Issues Team website (http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/2020-vision/) which has various pages explaining about COP26 and why it matters so much.