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A Prayer for the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels

Updated: Sep 8, 2023




Father of Creation,

God of Justice,

As we face the reality of climate breakdown,

The earth groans,

Our hearts ache,

Lord have mercy.


We are called to love,

We will not go quietly into the night.


We are called to love,

We will not go down without a fight


To love is to fight,

And so we fight,

Not against flesh and blood,

But against the powers and principalities,

Against the beastly forces hell bent on taking us over the edge.


To love is to fight,

And so we fight,

For the worlds most vulnerable,

And future generations,

For justice, and beauty and goodness


Father of Creation,

God of Compassion,

Our lives are entangled and entwined

with the poison of our own destruction

Forgive our foolish ways.


We opened the door to fossil fuel capitalism,

And it has overwhelmed us.

Forgive our foolish ways


We are called to love,

We will not go quietly into the night.


We are called to love,

We will not go down without a fight.


And so with peaceable anger,

And hearts full of love,

We intend to fight,

And raise our global voices,

to picket , petition and protest.

We will resist the beast.


And so with holy rage,

And compassionate action,

We intend to fight,

And raise our prophetic voice,

And speak truth to power,

We will resist the beast.


And as we move,

and love,

and fight,

We pray.


For the worlds most vulnerable,

Lord have mercy.


For the end of fossil fuels

Christ have mercy


For a fast and fair transition.

Lord have mercy


For politics and policies that stand for justice.

Christ have mercy.


Father of Creation,

God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

As we face the reality of climate breakdown,

Embrace us in your love,

Embrace us in your Spirit.


Amen



  • Jon Swales, 2023




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