Give thanks for the goodness of creation and recognise our responsibility to care for this wonderful gift.
Plant in us, Lord,
seeds of solidarity,
so that, rejoicing in your gifts,
we may cherish your presence
in each other and all creation.
Root us, Lord,
in compassion and justice.
Pour your Spirit down like gentle rain,
softening our hearts,
washing away division and selfishness.
Cultivate in us, Lord,
attentiveness to your call.
Give us hope to dream of a better world
and strength to play our part
to make it a reality.
Grow in us, Lord,
your ways of peace and courage,
so that in this time of Lent,
we may bear witness to your love,
revealed to us in Jesus.
Plant in us Lord,
seeds of love, for you,
and for all people.
Help us to grow, each day,
to be more like Jesus,
so that our words and our lives,
show people your love.
Prayer: Caroline Stanton/CAFOD
More prayers on climate and creation
A prayer asking the Holy Spirit to fill us with the courage to make a new commitment to caring for the earth and all creation.
A prayer celebrating the things we love in creation
We pray that God may show us how to be with those who are facing the effects of the climate crisis and that we may never lose hope.
We pray for our earth, which cries out in sorrow at the damage done.
We pray that God's garden of plenty may be shared by all.