A Prayer for the New Year

This prayer, by Archbishop Tutu, rests on Creation.

It was used during the recent climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru and we offer it again on the first of the month as we pray and fast for the climate, alongside our sisters and brothers throughout the globe.

We invite you to take a moment to be still and pray:

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Holy God,

earth and air and water are your creation, and the web of life is yours.
Have mercy on us in the face of climate chaos.
Help us to be keepers of your Earth:
to simplify our lives,
to reduce our use of energy,
to share the resources you have given us,
to raise our voices for justice
and to bear the cost of change.

Amen.

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As party leaders shape their election manifestos, join us in urging them to make climate change a priority for the sake of our neighbours worldwide.

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