Creator God - you created Earth - our world - in six days.
In the first five days you brought the wonderful firmament and the magnificent flora and fauna into being. And on the sixth day you created us (humankind) and gifted us with the responsibility of caring for your perfect and diverse creation.
You looked upon your completed and wondrous creation and said - “It is good!”
Mea Culpa – forgive us Creator God – for we have let you (and ourselves) down. We have not always cared for our beautiful earth, including its people, as we should have.
We need to change our ways and become more caring, more responsible – more Jesus like.
Creator God, we pray for a renewed flow of your creativity and healing (re-creativity) to help us to reverse the damage to our earth and to enable us to repair and restore your earthly creation to its intended state.
Allow us to think rationally, to act with care and consideration for your created earth and its people, and focus upon that which is ethical, sustainable and socially responsible, in order to revive and return your kindom on earth to the point where we, and you, together can say again - “It is good!”
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:
REV JOHN FOWLER
has served as an MCC pastor in Australia
and as District Co-ordinator of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) as photographed by Rev John Fowler at 11:31 am on 30 June 2007