Daily Prayers for April 22

In the spring of 1970, Gaylord Nelson announced that a demonstration about the environment would happen on April 22. Approximately twenty million -people showed up to celebrate the first Earth Day. Since then, environmental concerns such as oil spills, global warming, extinction of wildlife, and pollution have been pushed to the forefront of political agendas and popular concern.

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “All Creatures of Our God and King”

The Lord has lifted up the lowly : and has filled us with good things.

Psalm 107:1 3, 8 9

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good : and his mercy endures for ever.

Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim : that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.

He gathered them out of the lands : from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy : and the wonders he does for his children.

For he satisfies the thirsty : and fills the hungry with good things.

The Lord has lifted up the lowly : and has filled us with good things.

Exodus 40:18 – 38 2 Thes-salo-nians 2:1 – 12

The Lord has lifted up the lowly : and has filled us with good things.

A sixth-century rabbi wrote, “God, from the very beginning of creation, was occupied before all else with planting, as it is written, ‘And first of all, the Eternal God planted a Garden in Eden.’ Therefore, occupy yourselves first and foremost with planting.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, give us humility to remember that we are made from dirt so that we might till the dirt and love it as we love ourselves. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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