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We are in a climate emergency. More people are going hungry, extreme weather events are more severe and communities are being displaced. People are being pushed back into poverty and the damage to creation is accelerating.

As we contemplate the scale of the crisis, it’s important we keep our eyes fixed on the God of justice, who loves creation and brings restoration and peace – and help our friends and family to do the same. Will you join us in praying about poverty and climate change? 

Weekly prayer 

Our SMS alerts will let you know when we have updated the prayer prompt here to inspire prayers for justice and restoration for those living in poverty. 

Latest prayer- 01/06/22  

Please join us in prayer this week for those suffering from flooding in Brazil. 

This weekend several cities in Pernambuco, including Recife, have suffered from floods and landslides as a result of heavy rains, leaving more than 3,500 homeless and over 80 people dead.Pastor Jose Marcos’ runs a Baptist church and Tearfund partner Instituto Solidaire in Coqueiral, Recife. They have themselves been flooded but continue to offer emergency shelter and assistance to the community. While they are no strangers to flooding in the area, and Instituto Solidaire have run disaster response work to mitigate its impact, the situation is ever more grave as the rains are getting heavier and increasingly unpredictable due to climate change. Waste in the local river has also contributed in the past to increased flooding around the church 

So many people have been impacted and lives lost. Pray for comfort, shelter and support for all who have been affected, and courage who now have to rebuild their homes. Amen. 

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Join us in prayer on our Tearfund Action Prayer Feed. You can sign up to receive prayer alert directly to your phone with a link to the latest prayer. To sign up: 

  1. Add our Tearfund Action number +44 (0)7916 874441 to your phone's contacts.
  2. Using your SMS messaging app, text the word ‘PRAY’ to us on the number above.
  3. We'll send you a confirmation message in the next few days, and you'll receive climate prayer points via SMS.

We will not use your number for any other purpose and it will not be visible to others. Replies will be received by Tearfund only. If at any time you would like to stop receiving these messages, just text 'STOP' to +44 (0)7916 874441.

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