You may wish to read these prayers out loud with your family, life group, or to use at a church service. The prayer below is borrowed from the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
Prayer for Climate Repentance
O Lord, sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things. In your kindnessand love, you have given humanity rule and stewardship over yourcreation, to live as your image-bearers in a world you created for yourdelight.
But we have turned from your will, often abusing Creation for greedyand selfish purposes. Now we are facing global climate disruption andother crises as a result of our rebellion.
Forgive us of our sins, and the sins of our society, which haveincreasingly degraded what you created for good. In your kindness,lead us to repentance. Create in us a clean heart, ready and willing to carry out your will on earth as it is in heaven.
We now lift to you our prayers of repentance.
(individuals pray silentlyor aloud)
For the glory of your name and for the benefit of all humanity andCreation. Amen.