Love the Earth

The Way of love calls us to urgently respond to the call for sustainable living on our little sacred planet.  Pollution via solid waste, water contaminates, overuses of plastics are serious threats to God’s planet – but global warming is at the top of the list of environmental threats.  Continuing to burn fossil fuels at our current rate is un-sustainable creating dramatic and irreversible changes now and for many future generations.  Renewable energy is our future.  Through personal lifestyle choices and systemic societal changes we will adapt as needed.

* Reducing our use of fossil fuels and moving to renewable energy.

* Mitigating the damage to people whose livelihoods depend on fossil fuel extraction.

* Mitigating the damage to people directly impacted by climate change as the planet warms.

* Mitigating the damage to plants and animals that depend on threatened ecosystems.

Psalm 95:4-5

In his hand are the depths of the earth;
   the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
   and the dry land, which his hands have formed.

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A Prayer for the Earth and Sustainable Living

We pray for our global community suffering from storms, fires, and droughts intensified by climate change.

We pray for all species that suffer.

We pray for world leaders delegated to make decisions for care of God’s planet.

We pray for the web of life to be mended through courageous sacrifices to limit global warming.

We pray for right actions for adaptation and mitigation to help our already suffering earth community.

In Christ name we offer this prayer.  Amen.