The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales with support from CAFOD have produced a poster and a prayer card so that every parish in England and Wales can pray for the success of the COP26 Climate change talks that are being hosted by the UK government in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November.
50 prayer cards will arrive in each parish in mid-October and you can order more cards from the CAFOD shop here.
It would be wonderful if every parish could set a time to pray for COP26 and there are other prayer resources on the CAFOD website here.
On Saturday 6th November there will be a climate march in London and CAFOD supporters will gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS from 11am before joining the main march outside the Bank of England. We encourage everyone who can make it to London to join us there! You can register for the march here.
Prayer for the COP26 climate summit
We praise your name with all you have created.
You are present in the whole universe,
and in the smallest of creatures.
We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us
as stewards of your creation.
May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they
seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.
Instill in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions
for the poorest and most vulnerable,
and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.