World Day of Prayer - March 2

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World Day of Prayer

Each year people from 170 countries join in prayer focused on a scriptural theme and with the intent of learning and caring about each other.  This year's theme was chosen by the women of Suriname.  I hope you will join us in prayer, whatever your faith tradition, for inspiration and guidance to care for Creation.

Genesis 1:1-31
A heri grontapu di Gado meki bun doro, dóro!

From the women of Suriname, in preparation for World Day of Prayer on March 2:

As in the beginning, God created from chaos. But everything that was created found its place in creation. All were related to each other – the earth with the light, the waters with the sky, the tree seeds with the living creatures, and the humankind with God. None could exist without the other, and the source of all was God.

There was goodness in that integrated system of relationships. But essential to that was the commitment to care.

Women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that we are caretakers of God’s creation! They are bringing to our attention the urgent need for caring at a time when more than 180 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. A commitment to keep the earth cooler depends on public policies implemented by governments, but also on our personal lifestyle.

“Prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another.” What is it that we can do to keep God’s creation good?

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