Active Prayer

The links last updated: November 12, 2017

Before visiting the links below may we suggest saying the following prayer composed for Christians: A prayer for our earth from Laudato si

Thank you for praying for climate justice! By joining together in prayer with people across the country, we can amplify the cries of the Earth and the voices of those facing the greatest risks from climate change.   https://cpj.ca/sites/default/files/docs/files/CWR-Ideas4Prayer.pdf

November 5-11, 2017: Prayer cycle for Oceania with prayers of thanks, confession and intercession https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle/week-34-the-pacific-islands 

April 19, 2017: Canadian Anglican, Lutheran leaders ask for Earth Day prayers, action. With the approach of Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, Canadian Anglican and Lutheran leaders have issued an invitation to creation-minded prayer and action. http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/canadian-anglican-lutheran-leaders-ask-for-earth-day-prayers-action

September 1, 2016: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SAFETY OF CREATION (FRENCH – ENGLISH):  “The Office of Missions offers a celebration for the World Day of Prayer for the integrity of creation to take up on 1 September 2016. This is an initiative of Pope Francis Who invited Christians to renew Their personal commitment to Their vocation of Guardians of creation. Feel free to download, print, and adapted it to your needs (groups, Communities, etc.).”  http://missionsfranciscains.blogspot.ca/2016/05/journee-mondiale-de-priere-pour-la.html

August 31, 2016: Season of Creation raises ecological awareness through prayer: The Season of Creation runs from Sept. 1—proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and subsequently recognized by other denominations—through the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. During this period, Christians across denominations and national borders are encouraged to join together in prayer for creation and environmental stewardship. http://www.anglican.ca/news/season-creation-raises-ecological-awareness-prayer/30016727/

November 2015: Citizens for Public Justice: We urge you to pray and act for climate justice during the 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris. http://www.cpj.ca/climate2015 Prayers4Paris Prayers  and  2015 Prayers4Paris Prayers2

Praying Nature & the friars of the Irish Province: “A resource for people & communities whose lives are inspired by St. Francis’ brotherly love for God’s creation”  http://www.praying-nature.com/index.php

Christian Ecology Link (CEL) “We believe in a gospel for all creation. We are a community of ordinary Christians who seek to: let loose hope in this damaged, exploited and unjust world; pioneer practical discipleship in shared prayer, struggle and action; equip prophetic witness through our campaigns and resources; empower agents of change in churches and the green movement. ”http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/community-of-prayer

“GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992.  We work with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards”. http://greenfaith.org/search?b_start:int=30&SearchableText=prayer%2A

“Earth Ministry: is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to engaging the Christian community in environmental stewardship.  We work in partnership with individuals and congregations to respond to this great moral challenge through education, individual and congregational lifestyle choices, and organizing for social change through environmental advocacy.” http://earthministry.org/worship/prayers/

“The Education for Justice Web Project was created to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bring greater awareness to social justice issues. Through all of the materials available on the web site, we seek not only to introduce Catholic Social Teaching to a wider audience but to help deepen the knowledge of this essential element of faith and to help develop solidarity with all those in the global community who are suffering and oppressed.” https://educationforjustice.org/node/3044/view/1 

Catholic Relief Services of the US Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): “As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance, an invaluable contribution to helping the poor overseas. It guides our actions, it binds us in solidarity to one another, and connects us more deeply with the grace that flows from God. We invite you to explore these resources, include them in your ministries, classrooms and catechism classes; and share with them with your parishes or prayer groups. Photo by Josh Estey for CRS”  http://crs.org/prayers/ 

 The Canadian Religious Conference: … the CRC has evolved and grown. Witness to the vicissitudes of the modern world, the CRC redefined its mission to promote justice, peace, and respect for human rights and the environment. Also visit their links.  http://www.crc-canada.org/en     http://www.crc-canada.org/en/search/node/prayer

Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s mission is to end global hunger. “We do this by collecting grain and cash donations for projects submitted by our 15 member agencies and their partners. We also provide expert advice to our members and partners; manage the procurement and supply of food commodities; and engage in public policy and education activities related to hunger and food security.” Visit their prayer sections below:   http://foodgrainsbank.ca/product-category/worship-activities/

  “Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. Prayers about the issues of climate change. Support our partners and the campaign by bringing the issues to God in prayer.”            http://www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/churches/prayer/climate-change.aspx http://www.christianaid.org.uk/search.aspx?q=prayers

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)  CIDSE member for England and Wales “As well as asking our supporters to donate and campaign, we place equal importance on prayer. Prayer informs and underpins our work. We provide prayers and reflections for our supporters and use prayer for our own guidance and inspiration.” e.g. for prayers in church on climate change see attached from this website @ http://www.cafod.org.uk/   http://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray

Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. Development and Peace is a membership led organization supported by parish collections, individual donations and government grants, principally from the Canadian International Development Agency. Check out their prayer resources @  https://www.devp.org/en/articles/praying-create-climate-change

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is a first-of-its-kind international coalition of Catholics from many nations, continents, and walks of life. We are laity, religious, and clergy, theologians, scientists, and activists from Argentina, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Australia, the United States, and many other nations. We are united by our Catholic faith and our work in various roles and organizations on climate change issues. our-statement

 

 

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