ECI Climate Justice Candle Visits Cork Methodist Churches

Andrew Robinson sent us this update:

As part of the Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle initiative, we highlighted environmental justice and faithfulness through the lighting of the candle. Find below the prayer we prayed as we lit the candle during worship over the past weeks.

A prayer for our earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe,

And in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,

so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,

that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation,

to recognise that we are profoundly united with every creature

as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace. Amen