Intercessory Prayer: Earth Day

Here’s a prayer of intercession from the National Council of Churches.

Prayer of Intercession for Earth Day

Creator God, you make all things
and weave them together in an intricate tapestry of life.

Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life and to care for all the gifts of your creation.

Guide by your wisdom those who have power and authority,
that, by the decisions they make, life may be cherished
and a good and fruitful Earth may continue to show your glory and sing your praises.

Almighty God,
you have called us to tend and keep the garden of your creation.

Give us wisdom and reverence for all your plants and animals who share this planet with us and whose lives make possible our own.

Help us to remember that they too love the sweetness of life and join with us in giving you praise.

— from the National Council of Churches (NCC) Earth Day Sunday 2001 resource packet.  For many other good worship resources for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) visit their website:

For more worship resources related to creation, click on Creation care in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.