Prayer from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Prayer from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba


Spirit of God, You established the dance of Creation;
bring life out of death
bring order out of chaos.
Call us to radical action:
to care for the web of Creation
to share our resources justly
and to work for the renewal of our Mother, Earth.

We light this candle as we commit ourselves to fast and pray for climate justice.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Cape Town

Archbishop Thabo originally wrote this prayer for the first Sunday of Advent, to be used as people light the first Advent candle. But it’s a great way to encourage people to pray and fast for climate justice at any time – could you use it in your “Pray and Fast” services?

Photo credit: Sean Hawkey