Intercessions for our Planet, from Aotearoa / New Zealand and from the Republic of Georgia

A gift of congregational prayer from Lynne Frith of Aotearoa/New Zealand

One: Let us pray for planet earth and for all living things.
We pray that there will be careful use of the earth’s resources, that forests, waters, soil and air may be kept clean and that life in all its abundance will flourish.
May blessing and peace abound.

All: This is our prayer.

One: Let us pray for those countries where people continue in conflict with each other- fighting over land and resources, fighting for freedom of speech, religious, or cultural expression. We pray especially for…
May blessing and peace abound.

All: This is our prayer.

One: Let us pray for those communities suffering as a result of natural catastrophe – flood, drought, earthquake, fire – where lives, homes, and livelihoods have been destroyed, especially …
May blessing and peace abound.

All: This is our prayer.

One: Let us pray for emergency workers – fire fighters, search and rescue, aid workers, peacekeepers and peacemakers – and all those who respond to crisis situations
Especially we pray for those committed to the rebuilding and restoration of broken community. May blessing and peace abound.

All: This is our prayer.

And from Malkhaz Songulashvili, Archbishop Evangelical Baptist Church of the Republic of Georgia, first written by ‘Churches Together in England’ in the year 2000 and known as ‘The Millennium Statement’

Let there be respect for the earth, peace for its people;
Let there be love in our lives, delight in the good;
Let there be forgiveness for past wrongs,
and from now on a new start. Amen

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2 Responses to Intercessions for our Planet, from Aotearoa / New Zealand and from the Republic of Georgia

  1. sugruerm says:

    The lovely words quoted by the Archbishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church were first written by ‘Churches Together in England’ in the year 2000. The piece is known as ‘The Millennium Statement’ and is used widely throughout the Commonwealth.

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