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A Community Lament for Climate Breakdown




Father of Creation,

God of Compassion

You created a world of wonder,

Of possibility and potential.

You declared it to be good.


For this, we give thanks.

To you be praise, honour and glory.


For this, we give thanks.

To you be praise, honour and glory.


Father of Creation,

God of Compassion,

This world is no longer as you intended it to be.

Humanity has betrayed its calling,

To tend and keep,

Creation groans.


For this, we weep,

Lord, have mercy.


For this, we mourn,

Christ, have mercy.


On our watch,

We reap what we have sown,


On our watch,

Sea levels rise,


For this, we weep,

Lord, have mercy.


For this, we mourn,

Christ, have mercy.


On our watch,

Forests destroyed,


On our watch,

The world's most vulnerable suffer.


For this, we weep,

Lord, have mercy,


For this, we mourn,

Christ, have mercy.


And so now with tears in our eyes we look to you,

With regret,

With repentance,

Knowing the difficult decades that we face,

As temperatures rise,

Extinctions increase,

As we come to terms with our existential plight.


For our children,

Lord, have mercy.


For our grandchildren,

Christ, have mercy.


For the world's most vulnerable,

Christ, have mercy.


Father of Creation,

God of Compassion,

Wake us from our slumber,

Equip us afresh to be the justice-shaped people of God.


Father of Creation,

God of Compassion,

Wake us from our slumber,

Equip us afresh to our priestly and prophetic calling.


That we would speak truth in a culture of denial,

That we would enact hope in a culture of despair,

That we would face what will be with love-filled action,


That, in humanity’s darkest hour, you would enliven us, so

We would bandage the wounds of those caught beneath the wheels of climate injustice,

That, in humanity’s darkest hour, we would have the courage,

To drive a spoke into the wheel of climate injustice itself.


Father of Creation,

God of Compassion,

You created a world of wonder,

Of possibility and potential.

You declared it to be good.


In our grief,

In our mourning,

We give thanks.

To you be praise, honour and glory.


Amen






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