Friday 12th November 2021
Let’s seek God with all our heart
Amen. God be our centre.
Let’s seek God with all our soul
Amen. God be our vision.
Let’s seek God with all our mind
Amen. God be our wisdom.
Let’s seek God with all our strength
Amen. God be our souls’ shelter.
Reading: Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. Deuteronomy 11: 19-22
On this the eleventh day of COP26 the focus is on our governments as negotiations come to a close, so let us pray:-
We pray for all the participants,
the decision-makers and the protestors,
the bureaucrats and the prayerful,
influencers and bankers,
for producers and consumers.
May the agreements and the pledges that are made this week
bring justice and confidence
safety and security for all.
May they be honoured and enacted
for the wellbeing our world and our futures.
Loving and patient God,
may your will be done.
Now is the sky blue!
Now is the verge blowsy
with lady’s lace and buttercups,
and tousle headed grasses.
The dog rose in the hedge
the sheep beyond.
The burbling refrain of the curlew,
the acrobatic swerve of the swift.
All is now, and now, and now!
But tomorrow, next week, next year?
Merciful God will they still be there?
Will our apathy,
our slowness to act,
our aversion to change
allowed all this
to be threatened,
evicted from life?
But not just mercy –
rather prod us, prompt us,
push us into action.
Renew our hearts and minds,
reverse our expectations
so that we change the future
and once more
be restorers of creation.