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Thank you for praying with us for the climate crisis, justice and restoration for those living in poverty. Our SMS alerts will let you know when we have updated the prayer prompt here to inspire your prayers.

Today's prayer

Friday 1 September

Millions of people across the continent of Africa are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis and it's those living in poverty who are the hardest hit. Next week, from 4 to 8 September, governments, faith leaders and civil society will come together in Nairobi, Kenya, to mark Africa Climate Week with a series of summits and events. 

Please join us in praying for the outcome of the talks.

  • Pray for peace in Nairobi, where Africa Climate Week events will be taking place, following recent unrest in the city.  
  • Pray that stakeholders and politicians participating in the talks will speak with truth and will not be swayed by vested interests. Pray that the solutions and opportunities discussed during the talks will benefit the whole of Africa, including vulnerable communities.
  • Pray that these talks will not be a wasted opportunity but will yield positive outcomes.
  • Pray that the outcome of the talks will benefit and protect the most vulnerable communities in Africa.
  • Pray that Tearfund colleagues attending the summit will have meaningful conversations with delegates.




Past prayers

Friday 7 July


On Wednesday, the news broke that the UK Government may break its climate finance pledge. This would be devastating for people living in poverty. Yesterday, the Government refuted this, but now it needs to say exactly how and when it will deliver on its promise.


Back in 2009, wealthy countries collectively pledged $100 billion a year from 2020 to support the most climate-vulnerable countries who have done the least to contribute to climate change. In 2019, the UK promised £11.6 billion over five years as its contribution – and has since reaffirmed this commitment.


Currently, though, they're way off track. When wealthy and high carbon-emitting nations fail to step up to their climate responsibilities, it hurts us all – but it hurts people in poverty most. Every year of delay means devastating costs for the lives and livelihoods of people on the frontline of the climate crisis.


Pray with us

  • Pray that the Government keeps its climate finance pledge.
  • Specifically, pray that we see the UK commit to deliver on its climate finance commitment by the deadline of 2026, as a matter of urgency, and that the Government publishes its planned annual spend towards this target.
  • Pray that this is the year when the UK and all wealthy and high-emitting countries step up to their responsibilities towards poorer nations.




We’d love you to continue to pray for these things while also signing our petition asking Rishi Sunak to keep his promise!



Friday 30 June


We’re facing a global rubbish problem, and the rapid growth of single-use plastics is making this crisis worse. It’s fuelling our throwaway culture, accelerating the climate emergency and impacting those living in poverty the most.


For Plastic Free July, we’re inviting supporters to respond and take action to reduce single-use plastic in their own lives by playing our Rubbish Bin-go. Our Bin-go card has 16 challenges to help people reduce plastic waste, learn more about our world’s rubbish problem and share with others about how we can be part of the solution.


Please join us in praying for this campaign action as it begins tomorrow.

  • Pray that many Tearfund supporters take the Rubbish Bin-go challenge and that they are blessed by doing so.
  • Lift up those planning to run Rubbish events in their church. Pray for a good response from their congregations, that many in their church community would be inspired to take action on plastic too and explore how they might also do this as a church.
  • Pray for our partners in Brazil and other parts of Latin America, as well as African movements, who are joining us in taking this action for Plastic Free July. Pray that many in their communities will join them, and that those lobbying authorities for better waste management are heard.



We’d love you to continue to pray for these things while also taking the action!


Phone showing the Tearfund prayer for the climate webpage (Kiran Rai / Tearfund)

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Other ways to pray for the climate

There are so many ways to pray for the climate crisis. Here are two prayer networks we love and recommend:

  • Climate Intercessors is a new network of people learning to pray prayers that are as real and urgent as the climate crisis. They meet each month on zoom and we regularly join them to pray:
  • Sign up for informative monthly emails from Pray and Fast for the Climate, and be part of a movement of people praying each month for change.
  • Prayer in the Park. You can use our Prayer in the Park guide to lift up prayers for the climate in your local park or outdoor space. Join in whenever you like, alone or with others. 

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