Short, daily prayers for justice and peace
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Weekly prayers of intercession
We put our daily Stay and Pray prompts into a weekly digest to be used as a basis for prayers of intercession. You can use these in collective worship such as in a church service, small group or youth gathering. We update these intercessions each Friday. You can download the prayers or read them below.
Weekly intercessions for 2 – 8 December
In this first week of Advent, we give thanks for the hope that Advent brings. We give thanks for the Prophets who foretold the events of that first Christmas. We give thanks for the prophetic voices of today, speaking truth, promise and hope.
In Universal Human Rights Month, we give thanks for the rights we enjoy, and for those who campaigned so that we could benefit. God we thank you for those working tirelessly for everyone to live with their human rights, regardless of who they are.
Creator God, as COP28 takes place in Dubai, we turn our focus to the environment and to those attending the global climate summit.
God our comfort, we pray for those experiencing climate anxiety, particularly common in younger people. We pray that decisions made at COP28 will ease this anxiety, and encourage stronger action towards climate goals set.
We pray for the people in western Gujarat state in India, experiencing extreme weather in hailstorms, heavy rain and lightning. In a year of such extreme weather due to climate change, we pray that this will be acted on at COP28.
We pray for progress in phasing out the use of fossil fuels. Renewing God, we pray that decision makers and leaders truly put the planet over profits and move away from purging the Earth. May we see this commitment reflected at COP28.
We pray for species particularly at risk of extinction, struggling to adapt to increasingly warm temperatures. God of all life, we pray that decisions made at COP28 will protect the lives of animals and plants, those which cannot be represented or heard in discussions.
We pray for those from places contributing the least to the climate crisis, but affected the most by it. God of justice, we pray that that COP28 will deliver Loss and Damage financing, and that the voices of the marginalised are truly heard and respected at COP28 and beyond.
We ask all this in the name of Jesus.
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