“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.” Psalm 24, verse 1
Rising global temperatures caused by climate change are bringing big changes across the world. Changes to weather patterns disrupt harvests and put seasons out of balance. Unpredictable weather including more frequent and intense rains, more floods, more droughts and wildfires put pressure on food supplies and force people from their homes. Everyone will be affected by climate change, but we’re already seeing that it’s the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people who are hit first. Our generation has a choice no other generation will have – we’re the ones who can act and make sure everyone has the chance to live well as God intended.
Prayer is one of the most important ways that we can take action. We’re commanded to “pray in the Spirit… with all kinds of prayers and requests”(Ephesians 6:18), and when we pray we’re speaking to a mighty and powerful God.
Pray for the COP 26 Summit in Glasgow where leaders and delegates from around the world will gather. These leaders are powerful in the positions they hold; pray for an openness and willingness to be guided by the truth in the science instead of profit and greed. The decisions made at this summit will affect Planet Earth for generations to come.
Pray for God’s wisdom, guidance and leadership to be at work through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pray against a spirit of disruption in any form against this crucial event. Pray for all front line services who have been tasked with public safety.
Pray for a spirit of hospitality in the city where delegates will feel welcome and safe.
Pray for safe procedures to be in place for protection from the pandemic for all who are involved in the hosting and attending of this crucial event.