Global Ten Prayer – Communal, Healing, Empowerment
The G10P is a large-scale, interfaith, communal weekly prayer for all of Creation. The suggested time for this prayer is Thursdays from 4:00pm – 4:10pm according to your time zone. These weekly prayers can be said at any other time that is convenient for you. You may also bring the prayer to meetings and social get-togethers, and send them to your colleagues and friends. You may use the prayer that is suggested, one of your own, or sit in quiet meditation for the allotted time, sending loving, positive energy to the particular situation.
The “schedule” of prayers will follow four quarterly themes – Water, Earth, Air Quality and Renewable Energy (based on the four elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.) Each theme will have 13 weeks of topics related to it with specific situations to pray for. See below for the first quarter schedule of prayers, based on the theme of Water, which is the source of life.
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Prayer Schedule: First Quarter on the theme of Water
Thursday, September 13 – (kickoff) – Melting of glaciers — Kenyan glacier melting
Holy one, Creator and Lover of our world,
We recognize that your every creature, every ecosystem, every entity on Earth has a natural balance.
Our actions have unbalanced this system, causing disruption in natural processes for all living beings.
We offer our prayers especially for water, the source of life. We pray for melting glaciers around the world,
which is causing flooding for some and shortage of water for others.
We pray that the causes of melting glaciers are alleviated,
that those affected by melting glaciers find solutions and solace,
and that we pray and work every day for a re-balanced Earth that provides fullness of life for all.
September 20 – Water — Hurricanes – let us especially keep in mind all those affected by Hurricane Florence, and those working for the healing of communities.
Let us pray together and move to places where we can encounter the wellspring of joy and beauty,
gratitude and creativity from which we derive,
and which will alone arouse the needed energy to carry on new expressions
of living as humans in a special home, our beautiful planet Earth
September 27 – Rising sea levels
October 4 – Ocean acidification
The G10P welcomes people of faith from all over the world from all faith traditions to harness the powerful energy of prayer for all of Creation. At this time in our history, environmental crises are affecting a wide range of situations. Now, more than ever before, we are called to unite as a faithful body more strongly and respond with action, love and prayer, recognizing that we are all part of Creation. As we pray for the transformation of our world, we recognize that it is our own personal conversion that must take place as well.