Today, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day, a time set aside to celebrate the Earth, learn about the environment, and promote conservation. The theme for this year’s event is “Invest in Our Planet.
Let us pray for our planet:
we pray for the earth that you made for us to inhabit.
We ask your forgiveness for all the wrongs
that we have committed to your earth.
We pray that you will bless this earth and us,
your loving servants,
with peace, compassion, beauty and love.
Please forgive all those who seeks to destroy the earth
and to seek their own freedom from your love and care.
We ask all these things in your name
and we join all of your humble followers in saying
and proclaiming the prayer that your Father in heaven taught you:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.