Show us how to change
Lord, show us how to do things well today,
So that others may not suffer,
Here and there,
Now and in the future.
Show us how to make our contribution
As we change the way we live,
Travel, make and consume,
Distribute and sell,
Use and reuse
Energy and products.
Show us how to do simple things well in our home,
Places of work and daily lives.
Show us how to protect the world you made,
In all its diversity and goodness,
From our carbon emissions –
Global warming and climate change,
Rising temperatures and sea levels,
The displacement of peoples, environmental poverty,
Harm and destruction.
Show us how and show us why,
So that alone and with others
Our contribution will make a difference.
By Robin Morrison (From “A Heart for Creation” Chris Polhill)