Entries by Pray and Fast

July 2019 Prayer Points

How hot did you say? Extreme heat is underlining the need for climate action. There’s positive progress for which to give thanks – like the commitments to net zero targets, new developments in technology, investor action and increased use of renewables. But there are also roadblocks being set along the way … it’s an important […]

June 2019 Prayer Points

The past month has seen worrying reports about unprecedented declines in nature, greater-than-expected melting of polar ice, and decreased investment in renewables. It’s also seen more churches and other groups divest from fossil fuels, several countries considering or committing to ambitious net zero targets, and a turn away from coal in New York State. Much […]

May 2019 Prayer Points

Once again we lament a cyclone in Mozambique – and the suffering caused to people in many places by climate impacts. Animals, too, are suffering, as seen in the collapse of an emperor penguin colony. But we continue to pray and we take hope, in this Eastertide, from signs of change in the UK, the […]

April 2019 Prayer Points

We lament the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai and pollution in Mongolia … but find Easter hope in youth activism, technological innovations, and initiatives to press countries to strengthen their Paris pledges. Download the April Prayer Points

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Prayer for Climate Negotiators

Creator God, You have called us to be keepers of your Earth; through greed, we have established an economy that destroys the web of life. We have changed our climate and drown in despair. Let oceans of justice flow, May we learn to sustain and renew the life of our Mother, Earth. We pray for […]

Resources for Laudato Si’

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’: On the care for our common home” is inspiring people around the world to reflect on our relationships with God, nature and each other. We’ve created this page to draw together some resources to help people engage with the encyclical – do send us any we’ve missed! Full text of […]

Personal Reflections on a Pray and Fast Day

Wednesday April 1st 2015 in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire began with the customary pre-dawn wake-up nuzzle from Merlin my border collie – “go back to sleep, its too early, and I can’t have breakfast until I have had a fasting blood test taken at 9 o’clock. That’s four hours to occupy – oh, hold on […]

A Journeying Prayer

Dear Lord, You called your disciples To follow in your way. You are the Way, The Truth and the Life, And so we come, Seeking to follow In your footsteps. Creator of the earth, Help us to walk lightly As we journey, Treasuring the world You have given us And cherishing each other. Christian Concern […]

Making no sense if God does not exist …

Ruth Valerio’s blogpost about Pray and Fast is a good reminder of why we pray in general – it’s an act of trust in a loving God, who created and redeemed the earth and cares for us all. Download ‘Making no sense’  (This resource is also available in hard copy. Contact us for details)