>In August this year, huge - catastrophic - floods in South Asia left 1,200
people dead across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Around 41 million people were
hit by the devastation.
It's hard to comprehend such large numbers, but what is most important is
they're about people created in the image of God, each one infinitely
important, each one with hopes and dreams. Across the world, climate change is
making floods like this more common and intense, hitting the poorest people
As the global Church, we must take action and persuade governments to do more
to tackle the problem, particularly rich countries who have contributed most
to making it historically. We can all speak up
and make lifestyle changes to reduce our individual impact.
Prayer is also crucial. We’re commanded to ‘pray in the Spirit... with all kinds of prayers and requests’ (Ephesians 6:18). When we pray we’re speaking to a mighty and powerful God.
We're praying to a God who moves mountains and calms storms. He created all
things in heaven and on earth - including thrones, powers, rulers and
authorities (Colossians 1:17). When we pray, it is powerful.
Praying fixes our eyes on Jesus ‘the firstborn over all creation’
(Colossians 1: 16) and reminds us of His work to redeem and renew the
world. When we pray, we are choosing to join God in his transformation!
We can easily start acting in our own strength, but real and lasting change
comes about when we speak up inspired by and in God’s power.
Join us in prayer for the upcoming COP 23 climate talks, asking the God who
‘is before all things, and in him all things hold together’
(Colossians 1:17) to prompt good negotiations and turn the Paris Agreement
Sign up to pray for one hour (or more) during the UN Climate Talks this
Download our creative climate prayer guide
… And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard
your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.