Prayer for the month

The Scottish Government has declared a Climate Emergency, and following on from that declaration we hope will be effective legislation to combat climate change. The following prayer by John Philip Newell celebrates creation and offers thanksgiving for being given this sacred home ....



For everything that emerges from the earth

thanks be to you, O God,

Holy Root of being

Sacred Sap that rises

Full-bodied Fragrance of Earth's unfolding form.


May we know that we are of You.

May we know that we are in You.

May we know that we are one with You,

together one.


Guide us as nations to what is deepest.

Open us as people to what is first.

Lead us as a world to what is dearest.

That we may know the holiness of wholeness

That we may learn the strength of humility

That together we may live close to the earth

And grow in grounded glory.