Prayer for COP26

The 2021 United Nations climate change conference, COP26, is taking place in Glasgow from Sunday, 31 October to Friday, 12 November 2021. Governments and negotiators from 197 countries will meet to discuss how to keep temperature rise below dangerous levels and to prevent further climate change.

In the run-up and during the summit, we invite you to pray that the leaders and negotiators work together for positive outcomes for people and for our common home. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have prepared some prayer resources:

Loving God,
We praise your name with all you have created.
You are present in the whole universe,
and in the smallest of creatures.
We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us
as stewards of your creation.
May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they
seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.
Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions
for the poorest and most vulnerable,
and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.