Category Archives: Based on Genesis Chapters 1&2

Lord, we are sorry for destroying your creation.
We have chopped down forests,
we have polluted the air,
we have poisoned the rivers and seas,
we have destroyed the places where animals live.
Help us change our ways so that we can look after the world,
and to make it the way that you want it to be.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

God said to them, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed, you shall have them for food. And to everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’

Lord, we thank you for the food that you have provided us with. We ask that you help farmers and local shops to continue thriving through these difficult times.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind.’ Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over all living creatures of the earth.’ So God created humankind in his image, male and female, and blessed them.

Lord, we thank you for creating us, and giving us our families and friends. We ask that you help us with our relationships, help us make our strong ones to be stronger, our broken ones to be healed and our new ones to continue growing.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth.’ God blessed them.

Lord, we thank you for the fish and the birds that inhabit this world. Without animals the world would be a tougher place to live, so we ask that you look after them as much as you look after us.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night.’ God made the sun, the moon and the stars.

Lord, we thank you for the sun, moon and stars, for the warmth and light that they give to us. We ask that you help us to see the full beauty of nature and the entire universe that you gave us.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind.’

Lord, we thank you for the land, sea and plants that make this world a beautiful place to live. We ask that you help those who work on the land and the sea, sometimes in the harshest of conditions.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form and covered with darkness. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.

Lord, we thank you for bringing light to the dark times in our lives. We ask that you look over the people we know who are in need of your comforting presence at the moment.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

by Rebecca Lewis (Bristol, UK: 2011)