What kind of relationships do you see in this picture?
Prayers for the Earth
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
2 - To safeguard...
Jesus, Redeemer of the World,
Remind us to consider the lost lilies, the disappearing sparrows;
teach us not to squander precious resources;
help us value habitats: seas, deserts, forests
and seek to preserve this world in its diversity.
Alert us to the cause of all living creatures
destroyed wantonly for human greed or pleasure;
Help us to value what we have left
and to learn to live without taking more than we give.
Find out what trusts, organisations or other charities operate in your local area which are working to safeguard animal or plant populations. Use those organisations to pick something you could do fairly easily to help safeguard the wildlife, trees and plants in your area. It might be as simple as putting out some food and water for birds in the winter. Make a note of what you choose.
If you are part of a church which has a churchyard, Caring for God's Acre will tell you more about how a churchyard can become a ‘living sanctuary’ for wildlife.