On Earth Day 2018, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton shares a message including this claim and prayer.

“The present moment is a critical and urgent one, filled with both challenge and opportunity to act as individuals, citizens, leaders and communities of faith in solidarity with God’s good creation and in hope for our shared future. We claim God’s promise in Revelation 21 for ‘a new heaven and a new earth as we pray together:

‘Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us coworkers in your creation. Give us wisdom and reverence to use the resources of nature so that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.'”

Find Caring for Creation resources from the ELCA at https://www.elca.org/Resources/Caring-for-Creation and Presiding Bishop Eaton’s full statement at http://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7922 .

A note of appreciation to the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod for formatting this prayer.