We pray today for our nation’s elected leaders to invest in
sustainable recovery and preparedness infrastructure designed for an uncertain
and dangerous future.
Pope Francis ended his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with prayers for the earth, our common home. One
prays, “O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of
this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may
protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and
destruction. Read the prayers, at the end of the document, here.
We fast on this day in solidarity with
people whose lives are threatened by rising sea levels, increasingly
destructive storms, extreme droughts, and fires.
If you are unable to fast, consider participating by abstaining from carbon or
fossil fuel based resources.
As Lutherans and Episcopalians, together let us lift
our voices by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions
that address the increasingly urgent preparation and reconstruction needs of
communities threatened by extreme and unpredictable weather.
(Read more about U.S. Reslience Programs here).
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Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]