Each of our calls to action rest on an even more urgent call to prayer, intentional and fervent, soberly aware that this is a spiritual struggle. Many of us must begin our praying with lamentation and repentance for our failure to care for creation, and for our failure to lead in transformation at a personal and corporate level. And then, having tasted of the grace and mercies of God in Christ Jesus and through the Holy Spirit, and with hope in the fullness of our redemption, we pray with confidence that the Triune God can and will heal our land and all who dwell in it, for the glory of his matchless name.
The Lausanne Movement, sparked by evangelist Billy Graham in 1974, seeks to represent “the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world”. In November 2012, the United States-based movement Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.) became an institutional signatory to the Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel: Call to Action.
Rising up to Lausanne’s Call to Action and inspired by the original @ClimatePrayer, Y.E.C.A. launched Climate Prayer U.S. in February 2014. The Climate Prayer Network, visually marked by the “prayer bubble” symbol representing the many voices coming together, comprises @ClimatePrayer and Climate Prayer U.S.
The mission of Climate Prayer U.S. is to be a resource for guiding Americans who, prompted by the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ, desire to pray for those being impacted by climate disruption and all who are working faithfully to make a difference and overcome this great challenge.
Learn more about what we do:
check out our Prayer Request Channels and learn about the Day of Prayer for Climate Action.
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“Dallas Skyline” by Matthew T Rader used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.