“A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice”

These resources were used in Greenfaith’s 2021 “Sacred Day of Action” in a collaboration of many faith background to raise awareness about climate justice. With these prayers and opportunities for education, advocacy, and action, we hope to empower and embolden our communities to live out our faithful call to care for Creation.

Download available in pdf or word:
Lutheran Call to Prayer_ Sacred People – pdf
Call to Prayer_ Sacred People, Sacred Earth – Word

Faithfully joined in prayer,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC)
Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Center for Climate Justice and Faith of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS)

Prayer

Creator God, all things live, and move, and have their being in you. We praise you God, for the Earth that sustains life. Our demand for growth, and an endless cycle of production and consumption  are exhausting our world. The forests are leached, the topsoil erodes, the fields  fail, the deserts advance, the seas acidify, the storms intensify. Humans and  animals are forced to flee in search of security.

You made us in your image, with power and responsibility to seek the good for all in Earth’s great web of life. Guide us and empower us, to carry out our responsibilities and exercise our power to support all your good creation.  

We gather in the image of the Creator  who is a community of love. 

We gather in the name of the Redeemer  who reconciles all of creation. 

We gather in the presence of the Life Giver  who inspires new life and renews it. 

(adapted from the resources Light for Katowice and Season of Creation 2020) 

Links/Resources for Action