Father, we pray for your creation. You gave us responsibility for all that you have made. You entrusted every living creature into our care. But we have betrayed that trust and neglected our responsibility. We have allowed your good earth to become polluted by our greed, damaged by our selfishness and sucked dry by our materialism. Father, by your Holy Spirit, give us a renewed urgency to fulfil the task you laid upon us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. In Jesus’ name.