Blog#43: Let's Pray

November 4, 2021
Monika Weber-Fahr
This past Sunday, hundreds of country delegates from around the world descended on Glasgow for COP26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They came to commit their countries to further steps towards preventing the most devastating impacts of climate change, and to negotiate a joint path forward for their countries.  At least for most of them, one would hope. Yet, many delegates are under difficult political pressures and guided by directions and perspective that are not as forward-looking, caring and constructive as would be necessary for the Conference's outcomes to be positive. So today, in this space, I would want to invite readers to join me in a prayer for the delegates, drawn from CAFOD.  

Loving God,

We praise your name with all you have created.

You are present in the whole universe,
and in the smallest of creatures.

We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us
as stewards of your creation.

May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they
seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.

Instill in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions
for the poorest and most vulnerable,
and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.

Amen.

Online, there are many such prayer resources - and while we will not be able to share all of them, we do want to encourage our readers to search them out - and to pray.  Let's pray for the delegates! For courage. For inspiration. For letting the spirit move them.  In Glasgow itself, the Faith community is active in these two weeks, including the Anglican and Episcopal Communion. Local churches are open and inviting delegates for prayer and spiritual strengthening. We over here are far away though. So let's reach out to all of them through our prayers!
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