Friday, May 16, 2014

Prayer: United Nations Environmental Sabbath

Gracious God, who made the covenant with our ancestors, we gather here today as a rebellious people. We want to act out your intentions for us, but we keep getting mixed us by all the glitter of the world around us. You tell us to honor creation and we use other people, animals, and plant life to meet our wants. You offer daily bread to every living creature, and we steal that bread from our brothers and sisters in the name of greed. You promise us new life and we shrink back from it in fear. Heal us, God, before we destroy ourselves. We need your presence among us.