Cherishing the Creation and Praying for the Wounded

[4th Week “Micah Sunday” Prayer]

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.” (Psalm 8:3-8)

Dear God, you are our creator and the owner of all things. You tasked us to manage your creation according to your rules and laws, tending to and mending the earth and all living things.

We know that earthquakes, floods, monsoons, and droughts are natural occurrences in our world, but we failed to do our best to minimize their damages because we often cared more about our economy than its influence to our environments. We are the greatest cause of the unbalanced ecosystem that would otherwise bring much less devastation. We pray that you would forgive our sins in overdeveloping and we need your guidance in mending our destruction and pollution done to our planet.

We pray for a caring heart towards every creation, one that serves not only humans, but also the living things around us. Please humble us as we learn to serve the creation in the way you intended us to serve, where all things could harmoniously share your grace and glory in their respective roles, which you’ve deemed good in the beginning.

We ask for your mercy on those affected by disasters from all over the world, especially the ones in developing countries, that you would deliver them from devastation and the condition of further deepened poverty. We pray for the governments of the developing countries that they would put disaster relief and rebuild efforts at the first and foremost in their agendas, so that the people and their properties in the poor regions would benefit from a speedy recovery and better disaster preventions in the years to come.

Lord We pray that you would be the spring of comfort and peace in the disaster ridden souls, and that your love would be exhibited through the support of the governments, humanitarian groups, volunteers, and the caring among each another. Please watch over the wounded lives as we pray for them and give our physical support.

In Jesus’ name and in your mercy we pray, Amen.