You have given humanity dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
It is clear that there is an environmental crisis in the world at present. Pollution by man and the global warming it produces is a reality and we’re feeling the effects in our climate, our health and our altered geography. If we don’t take more serious steps to safeguard the integrity of creation, the very future of our planet is at risk.
O God in whom we live and move and have our being, awaken us to your presence, that we may walk in your world as your children. Grant us reverence for all your creation, that we may treat our fellow human beings with kindness, and all living things and the whole planet with gentleness and reverence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
We specifically commend to your prayers issues of pollution and recycling, litter and tending of our green spaces, care for the ocean, praying that God would save planet earth from the greed and foolishness of the human race; that he would give us the will to live simply so that others can simply live.