This initiative is supported by the Executive of the Irish Council of Churches (ICC).
The ICC hopes parishes and congregations will consider drawing from this material or, at the very least, using the special prayer (below) written for the occasion by Sr Catherine Brennan.
Creator God, we confess that the way we are using fossil fuels and other destructive forms of energy today is destroying the forests, changing the climate, the seas, the soils, the biodiversity and the balance of life on our fragile planet, dispossessing the poor and future generations. Help the world’s leaders meeting in Paris and all of us here to choose life for all that is at risk – for neighbours near and far and for all who come after us. Give us the wisdom to learn what we do not know but long to understand, so that we may honour and nurture all that makes us one with you.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen