The following are examples of prayers on climate change from Australia's major religious traditions, followed by links to a whole host of prayers in each tradition.
ARRCC acknowledges that our Aboriginal bothers and sisters have a spirituality which is as profoundly important as the faith of many non-indigenous Australians. Through their close connection to country, they have profound wisdom in relation to caring for the Earth. We extend special respect to their elders past and present, and we stand in solidarity with their numerous struggles to have their connection with land, their ceremonies and spirituality duly respected by Australian governments and mining companies.
We also acknowledge that the word 'prayer' may not have the same meaning and value for all faith traditions, particularly for traditions that do not subscribe to a belief in a deity. ARRCC uses the word 'prayer' as an umbrella term that refers to and includes a broad range of spiritual practices that involve the reading, thinking or speaking of words. A Canadian interfaith group, Scarboro Missions, has produced a comprehensive Guide to running multi-faith prayer services which may be useful to those contemplating inter-faith gatherings.
A Prayer for Operation Noah
Jesus Christ, tempted to turn stones to bread in the wilderness;
Teach us that when we change time for our convenience;
we change God's calendar,
Give us grace in our simplest actions to choose the life which breathes in the beautiful complexity of creation, to conquer death, and to fit us to be Easter people.
Shafts of bright sun, haze of mist
But roll back the scroll,
The sun still shines,
Mishkan T'Filah, A Progressive Siddur, p.472
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