What sort of things might these eggs make you think about?
Prayers for the Earth
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
In this space, we suggest various options for prayer on mission in relation to the environment. We also offer our own meditation on the words of the fifth mark of mission. Each section of the meditation has a prayer, a picture to think about and something to do. You can use just the words, just the pictures or just the activities if you prefer, depending on how you would like to engage prayerfully with the issues raised by the house and this space in particular.
Thoughts, ideas and actions could be put down in your notebook, journal or blog, or you might want to imagine putting objects into your rucksack as you decide on any changes you want to make in your life as you pray your way through this space.
1 - To strive…
God, creator of the universe,
Fill us with your love for the creation,
for the natural world around us,
for the earth from which we come
and to which we will return.
Awake in us energy to work for your world;
let us never fall into complacency, ignorance,
or being overwhelmed by the task before us.
Help us to restore, remake, renew.
Contemplation from Sharing God’s Planet
Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for a period. Your attitude is one of self-sacrifice, and this begins with the sacrifice of time and other worldly commitments. Sit with your eyes closed and your body still and upright. Take some time to find a comfortable but upright position. When your body is still and at rest, watch the movements of your mind, and allow all the thoughts that are passing just to pass. See them as being like traffic, just passing through. Don’t latch on to any of them, but don’t try and exclude them either. Let them, and everything else that is happening outside, just be. Rest there, without adding anything, just allowing everything for at least ten minutes. You are like Mary, who was content to wait on the Lord. ‘Be it unto me according to Thy word’ (Luke 1.38). Now gently let your attention rise up and outwards. Open your eyes. Contemplate what is before them from the divine love that may have touched you.
Sharing God's Planet, Church House Publishing 2005, p.27