Monday 7 June: Pray for world leaders
Lord, we pray today for world leaders as they prepare for the G7 this weekend. We pray for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he hosts the G7 summit, for boldness and conviction to act in truth (1 John 3:18), and for leaders of the other countries attending this year: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and the United States.
We pray that these governments will enable a green recovery for all and stand in solidarity with low- and middle-income countries through their discussions and decisions. Let all those attending come with a spirit of humility and compassion as plans are made to rebuild after the pandemic.
Tuesday 8 June: Pray for the Wave of Hope
Father God, we pray for the Wave of Hope today as it is handed in at Westminster ahead of the G7 summit. We thank you for the people across the UK who have joined in to call for a fairer world.
We pray that the Prime Minister and other leaders will hear this call and be moved to make bold decisions towards a better world for all.
Wednesday 9 June: Pray for creation
A prayer written by Oscar from the Jos Green Centre, Nigeria:
Lord Jesus, we are breaking the world you created, and it’s causing suffering all around us. The poor and vulnerable amongst us feel the most impact. Forgive us where we have ignored their plight. Forgive us for the way we have treated creation. Today, we set our hearts and minds on you. Give us your vision to inspire us to live more justly in order to bring your restoration to this earth.
Thursday 10 June: Pray for the G7 interfaith event
Lord God, we pray for the interfaith event happening tonight in Truro Cathedral. We thank you that people of faith around the world can come together to end poverty and injustice, and care for our common home. May the event be a powerful witness to world leaders, a day before the G7 summit begins. We pray a blessing over those speaking, those joining in Cornwall, and those joining the livestream online.
Friday 11 June: Pray for the G7 summit
‘Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours God.’ (Proverbs 14:31)
Father God, we pray for the G7 Leaders’ Summit as it begins today. We pray for humility and compassion in discussions about tackling the biggest global challenges. We pray that these leaders would prioritise the well-being of those living in poverty, many of whom are already suffering from multiple crises, including climate change. We pray for courageous decisions to set in motion significant action to create a greener, fairer future for everyone.
Saturday 12 June: Pray for young climate activists
Father God, we thank you for the bold young people across the world speaking out about the climate crisis and injustice. We pray for the Young Christian Climate Network as they begin their relay in Cornwall this weekend taking them all the way to COP26 in Glasgow this November. We pray for your blessing and protection over all those walking, hosting and volunteering. May every generation in the church work together to represent your passion for justice and restoration.
Sunday 13 June: Please pray for next steps
Lord, we pray for the discussions on this final day of the G7 summit. We pray for bold, practical commitments to tackle climate change and injustice as we rebuild from the pandemic. Lord, we know there will still be much more to be done. We pray for leaders to build on the decisions made, increasing their ambition and turning talk into swift action. We pray again for humility, compassion and collaboration in the important months ahead as we look to the global climate talks in November. May we represent you well as we continue to call for a fairer world.
Taking further action
I’d also love to invite you to commit to pray regularly for the climate crisis in this critical year. You can sign up to receive prayer points directly to your phone every one to two weeks, to inspire prayers for justice and restoration for those affected by climate change. To sign up, simply add our Tearfund Action Prayer Feed number +44 (0)7916 874441 to your phone's contacts, and text ‘PRAY’ to this number using your phone’s SMS messaging app.
Visit tearfund.org/reboot to find out more about how you can pray and speak up for change in this critical year – including sending a message to world leaders at the G7 and COP26 by joining the Wave of Hope.