SEPT 1: First Global Day of Prayer for Care of the Creation – Reach Out and Touch Someone

Farid de la Ossa
Nature and the Eucharist by Farid de la Ossa

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to him.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas
and built it on the ocean depths….
Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors,
and let the King of glory enter.
Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s armies—
he is the King of glory.
–Psalm 24:1-2, 9-10

From John Elwood, our friend and co-conSPIRITor over at Beloved Planet:

Virtually the entire global Christian Church has embraced Tuesday, September 1, as a Global Day of Prayer for Care of the Creation. Patriarch Bartholomew of the Orthodox Communion has long recognized the prayer day; recently, Pope Francis did so for the world’s Roman Catholics; and now, the Protestant World Evangelical Alliance, representing more than 600 million Christians worldwide, and the World Council of Churches have both endorsed the Day of Prayer.

You are invited you to participate in this first truly global response by Christians to our many environmental crises by joining in a Telephonic Prayer Meeting organized by Evangelical Christians engaged in various Creation Care ministries.

When? Tuesday, September 1, 8:00-8:50 PM Eastern, 5:00-5:50 Pacific

Call in instructions: Dial 1-302-202-1106 – Conference code: 381142 (Kindly mute your line upon connecting.)

Who’s involved? Representatives of the World Evangelical Alliance, the Lausanne evangelistic movement’s Creation Care Network, Care of Creation, Climate Caretakers, Sojourners, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, the A Rocha Christian conservation ministry, the Christian Reformed Church, the Presbyterian Church and Christians for the Mountains, among many others.

How can I participate? Download the attached PDF prayer guide and join numerous speakers in scripture readings, devotions and prayer for our world, for repentance, for those in power, and for the church. And forward this email to your friends, small group members, pastors, family members and the like. There’s room for everyone to join in prayer!

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