As COP26 gets underway, how should we reflect and respond?
On Sunday 31 October, Matt shared some helpful ways to think about the climate crisis. Watch the clip to catch up on what he said:
As Christians we want to be praying for the those involved in COP26 and for the outcomes.
At Prayer Central, on Weds 3rd November, we spent some time considering Romans 8:18-25
Here are some things we could be praying:
- Give thanks that “bondage to decay” will one day give birth to “glorious freedom.”
- Pray that amidst the despair that many are feeling, we will hold out the hope of the gospel as we talk about climate change with our neighbours.
- Pray for a sense of urgency amongst those gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
- Pray for the many Christian organisations in Glasgow at COP26 – including A Rocha – to be effective, united and for their voice to be heard both by those negotiating, and by churches across the world
- Ask the Lord for those participating in COP26 to listen well and to come to an agreed consensus.
- Pray that any commitment would not simply be empty words but followed through with actions.
- Give thanks for many technological developments over recent years and pray for more to enable us to tackle the climate crisis. Pray also for nature-based solutions (using the planet’s own systems, eg massive tree-planting, coral-reef restoration, energy from wind etc.
- Pray against greed and self-interest. Ask the Lord to create a hunger for and willingness to work towards a more just and sustainable structure across our global society.