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Prayer in the park

On Saturday 5 June, people around the UK are joining together for a day of prayer in the open air.

Gideon Heugh | 28 May 2021

Credit: Alex Baker/Tearfund

Credit: Alex Baker/Tearfund

For many of us, local parks and other green spaces have been a lifeline during the pandemic: a chance to escape the claustrophobia of lockdown and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

Now, these green spaces are set to be a lifeline again. But for a very different reason.

To mark World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June, Tearfund is taking part in Prayer in the Park – a national day of prayer for the climate emergency. And we would love for you to join us.

Get involved by heading to your local park or other outdoor spot and lifting up prayers for the climate emergency. You can do this alone or with others (making sure you follow coronavirus restrictions). Don't forget to pop a reminder in your calendar, or join our Facebook event.

We’ve created a Prayer in the Park guide PDF filled with prayer points, ideas and stories to help you pray. You can download your copy here.

A crucial moment in history

The event is taking place ahead of the G7 meeting of world leaders in Cornwall. This crucial summit will play a large role in deciding how the world’s largest economies will tackle the climate emergency and try to build back better in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Time is running out for countries to take meaningful action to help safeguard and restore God’s creation. Climate change is already having a devastating impact on some of the world's poorest communities.

Prayer works. It’s as simple and as powerful as that. We want the whole of the UK to unite in prayer on 5 June to help ensure that the G7 meeting is a turning point for the future of our world.

Pray with us

Head to your local park or other outdoor spot on Saturday 5 June and use the Prayer in the Park guide to lift up prayers for the climate emergency.

Gideon Heugh


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