Praying as a church for COP26
As a church, we will be praying for COP26 on 12th November. If you would like to join us in prayer, you can sign up for a 30 minute slot between 10am-5pm on 12th November and prayer wherever you are! Sign up here to book a prayer slot.
"We are now in a climate emergency. More people are going hungry, extreme weather events are more severe and communities are being displaced. People are being pushed back into poverty and the damage to creation is accelerating. As we contemplate the scale of the crisis, it’s important we keep our eyes fixed on the God of justice, who loves creation and brings restoration and peace – and help our friends and family to do the same... we have a powerful opportunity to pray for decisions that create a better world for us all – especially the poorest communities across the world."
The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November 2021. To find out more about the conference, please click here.
We are joining a COP26 prayer initiative as part of the CAFÉ BANES group of churches in the area, led by Rev. Ian Souter. Ian suggests that we join with people from other churches in the CAFÉ BANES group to pray the following prayer each day during COP26:
Prayer for the COP26 Summit
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.
Instil 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.
Below are some links to resources to help guide you as you pray for the COP26 conference and the climate emergency:
Thank you for joining us in prayer!