A Prayer for COP26

As world leaders, journalists, activists and others arrive in Glasgow for COP26,
we pray for the events over the next 2 weeks.
We know that these conversations are crucial and urgent,
and we ask for your visible presence in guiding our leaders to wise and fair decisions.
We ask for your peace for all who are feeling expectant and emotional about these decisions.
Whether they’ve invested lots of time in campaigning,
or their communities are on the frontline of climate change.
We thank you Lord that we can trust in you when things feel overwhelming.

We look at the state of the world and we lament.

We look at your son Jesus and we have hope for eternity.

We look at your call for us to care for this Earth and our neighbours,
and we are stirred into action.

Thank you Lord that in your strength, we can hope for change.


Naomi-Ruth Bookless, YCCN Relay

Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) and other pilgrimages arrive for COP26