calendar May 27, 2010 in Disaster Response

Prayers in a time of ecological disaster

Loving God,
when our ways of life lead to ecological disaster,
your creation groans and your creatures suffer.
Send your Spirit to renew the earth and seas.
Guide and sustain the work of relief and recovery.
Inspire us in our stewardship of all that you have made
so that we may continue to rejoice with earth and sea and all your creatures,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

The ELCA Worship Staff and the National Council of Churches have published worship resources to help your congregation remember creation threatened by natural and manmade disasters (spring storms and the Gulf of Mexico oil leak). Download the resources below (Adobe PDF Reader required).