Mildenhall Anglican Church

Prayer focus - Plastic isn't fantastic

Tearfund


Today, two billion people in the world's poorest countries are living and working among piles of waste – leading to up to a million deaths a year. But we believe that, if we act together, this can stop.


It is estimated that each person in the UK throws away 4,000 pieces of largely recyclable plastic every year. Reflect on whether you could give up a single use plastic item.


Nearly half the plastic produced globally is single use. Multinational companies could do more to clear up the pollution that their products create. Pray for the people that work within these companies that they would commit to sustainable solutions.


Let us pray for an end to the
Waste and desecration of God's creation
For access to the fruits of creation
To be shared equally among all people
And for communities and nations to find sustenance
In the fruits of the earth and the water God has given us.

Almighty God, you created the world and gave it
Into our care so that, in obedience to you,
We might serve all people:
Inspire us to use the riches of creation with wisdom,
and to ensure that their blessings are shared by all;
That, trusting in your bounty, all people may be
Empowered to seek freedom from poverty, famine, and oppression.


Heavenly father, thank you for all your gifts to us. We ask you to help us be good stewards of your creation. We ask you to protect all families living among waste and equip all of us too tackle this global problem.


Loving God, thank you that you have already given us so much; our lives, your beautiful creation, liberation from sin and death, Help us to see through our culture's message of 'more' and cultivate lives where we focus on what we have and what we have to give.