Christian Aid for action on Climate Change
A prayer for God’s grace
On Sunday, 26th
October, 2014 members of Churches Together
in Waterloo took part in a walk of witness
to demonstrate our Christian
responsibility for our world and the
dangers of climate change.
The photos show the points in the local area
where we stopped to pray.
In Victoria Park, surrounded by the
wonderful Autumn colours we have seen this
we gave thanks for the diversity of Creation
At Pineapple Greengrocers in St John's
Road we prayed for all who produce our food
especially those who are not protected by
Fairtrade or whose livelihood is threatened by
At Waterloo Primary School we prayed
for for our children, grandchildren and
who will pay the price and count the cost of
the climate change that we have helped to
We prayed for future generations who will live
in a more hostile environment than we have
At the Shell petrol station we prayed
for those who are affected by overexploitation
of the earth's resources and our misuse of
At Park House we stood by the
lake and thought of those who are threatened
by drought and by floods.
Finally we prayed in St Mary's churchyard
before a welcome cup of tea and a special
service of Evensong
Many thanks to Fred Nye for the thoughtful
prayers we used, to St Mary's congregation for
their warm hospitality.
and to all from the churches of Crosby who
supported the walk
Creator God, how deep are your designs!
You made a living earth, cloud, rain and wind,
And charged us with their care.
We confess that the way we live today
Is changing the climate, the seas and the balance of life,
Dispossessing the poor and future generations.
Build our lives into an Ark for all creation,
And, as you promised Noah never to repeat the flood,
So make us heralds of a new rainbow covenant:
Choosing life for all that is at risk –
For creation, neighbours near and far,
Our children and ourselves.