We are now 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 a year of prayer about poverty and climate change?
'Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'
In November 2020, world leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the United Nations’ climate talks (called COP26). Join in with thousands of Christians around the world by making 2020 a year filled with passionate prayer for justice and for climate solutions. We all need to unite in prayer for these crucial issues - we’re partnering with CAFOD and Christian Aid to pray without ceasing - and we need your help!
Tearfund Action Prayer Feed - WhatsApp
Join us in prayer via WhatsApp on our Tearfund Action Prayer Feed. You can sign up to receive prayer points every one to two weeks, to inspire prayers for justice and restoration for those living in poverty. This year the focus is on the climate emergency. To sign up:
- Add +44 (0)7916 874441 (our dedicated Tearfund Action number for WhatsApp) to your phone's contacts.
- Then text ‘PRAY’ via WhatsApp to us on the above number.
- We will add you to our broadcast list and send you prayer points every 1-2 weeks.
Host a Prayer Room
Invite your church to pray about poverty and climate. Climate change can feel overwhelming, but with our helpful guide you can easily create a prayer room that helps your community to focus on praying for these big issues in an intentional way. Host a prayer room in your church for a day or week in 2020, or even during the climate talks in November, to unite with people all around the world praying for real change.
Download Prayer Room Guide
Other ways to pray for the climate:
To help inform your regular times of prayer about climate change we’d recommend the informative monthly emails from Pray and Fast for the Climate. Head to their website to find out more and sign up for monthly updates: www.prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk
If your church services include times of corporate prayer, you'll find useful ideas in both the Prayer Room guide, and also in the Pray and Fast updates mentioned above. Please do pass these onto anyone who leads prayer at your church.
MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:
Join our growing community of Christians who are praying, speaking up and living differently by signing up for Tearfund Action emails today.