Amazonia

Creator God,

When the fires rage
and the flames engulf us,
Who can we turn to but you?
We cry out to you now,
For the sake of the Amazon;
the lungs of the earth.
We pray for your protection
and divine restoration.

Loving God,
We ask for you to bring life and hope
where there is destruction and death;
for our indigenous sisters and brothers
who call the rainforest home.

We repent for taking for granted
your wondrous creation,
for plundering its resources
to satiate our own greed.
For not paying enough attention.

We pray for a change of heart for governments who have the ability to make change.

Give us the courage to stand in solidarity
with those whose voices go unheard.
Give us the hearts to stand up
for all those made in your image.

In your name we pray.

Amen