Give to us, O Lord God, a heart that is teachable, that we may know what is pleasing in your sight; a life attuned to your Spirit that we may be guided in your ways and a mind ever watchful that we may rejoice in the coming of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
Dear God, thank you for breathtaking landscapes and tranquil oceans, for expansive tropical rainforests and stunning beaches, for majestic mountains and kaleidoscopic coral reefs. Please forgive the mistakes we have made in caring for your world. Forgive us for all the fossil fuels we are burning that lead to high temperatures, awful forest ﬁres and other disasters.
We are sorry for changing the climate so much that the ice caps are melting. We are sorry for polluting your once-glittering ocean with vast expanses of plastic waste. Please forgive us our trespasses on your world.
Help us to ﬁnd different ways and resources to solve the problems we are causing and give us the strength to make a positive difference to your world. Amen.