A Climate Change Day of Prayer has won support from British Church leaders across denominations, to intercede "not just that political leaders might act but that we too may be transformed," a news report said.
The day of prayer on October 4 is being held in the lead up to the next United Nations climate change summit due to take place in Copenhagen at the end of the year, Independent Catholic News said.
"Prayer is powerful in dispelling the illusion that we are gods; an illusion which has wreaked such havoc on the earth," said the Anglican Bishop of London, the Reverend Richard Chartres.
"I shall be joining Christians from many different churches on October 4 in praying to the Author of Life and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ that God's will be done during the decisive Copenhagen conference this December."
"Prayer is at the heart of all our actions, and this call to prayer comes at a good time," said Linda Jones, Head of Spirituality for the Catholic development agency, CAFOD.
"We pray not just that political leaders might act but that we too may be transformed. We need to be ready to change the way we live to reflect our belief that we are called to care for creation, not to participate in its destruction.
"Poor countries are already bearing the brunt of droughts, floods and extreme weather conditions ... We pray that we may recognise our responsibilities towards others, and towards creation itself, which in its beauty and diversity mirrors the glory of God."
"As the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has written, 'Our destructiveness can silence creation's song of praise to God; our care for creation can be a true expression of our own praise'."
The Climate Change Day of Prayer is an initiative of the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). The network brings together environmental representatives from all of Britain and Ireland's mainstream churches.
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World Day of Prayer for Climate Change (Independent Catholic News)
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