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Eco-Congregation Scotland Prayer



Together for our Planet _ Here is a prayer for the COP26 UN Climate meeting, which reaches its climax in terms of decisions and commitments this week.


Sustaining God

as in November, at great cost and with great urgency,

the leaders of our species

and those with concern for their common home

are meeting in Glasgow,

we ask for your welcoming, affirming presence

in the many layers of gathering

which are part of that event.

Give to those who make decisions

a freedom from the burdens of a past

which have pushed us to this cliff-edge.

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Give a dawning vision of your offer of healing,

greater than the blocked horizon of what it might cost.

Argue and wrestle with the powers and principalities

of expediency and despair

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Open every human ear to the voices of the Earth, and of sisters, brothers,

siblings

who already suffer sharply.

Save us from the despair of complacency

and the toxic temptation

when the visitors have departed

to embrace ‘business as usual’

for that ‘normal’ which has gone.

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And our only future

will be in wakefulness

trust,

hope,

yes, joy

as we live out your love for the Earth we are part of

through your Word made Flesh

Jesus, our Friend.

Hosanna- God help us!

AMEN