Evangelical Earth Day Worship
(Reprinted with permission from The Evangelical Environmental Network)
A. Call to Worship
Ps. 103:1-5 - "Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."
B. Responsive Reading
LEADER: Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
PEOPLE: We are here to praise the LORD and remember God's good gifts. He forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases and satisfies our desires for good things.
LEADER: We remember that Jesus healed all the sick.
PEOPLE: We remember that Christ came that we might have abundant life, life to the full.
ALL: Praise the LORD, who creates us, sustains us, and reconciles us, praise his holy name.
C. Prayer of ConfessionGracious One, we come before You seeking your mercy. Christ, we acknowledge that you are our Savior, you are the Great Physician, healer of body and soul. We acknowledge that we have sinned against you by hurting others. We recognize that pollution hurts others by impacting their health and we have participated in activities that produce pollution. We pray that you help us to repent. Help us find ways to reduce our pollution and that which our society creates. Empower us to travel the road of repentance. Amen.
D. Prayer of ThanksGracious One, all good gifts are from you. All that we have is yours. Jesus, you came that we might have abundant life, a life filled with your grace and your spirit. Thank you for physical and spiritual health. Thank you for those who love us and help keep us healthy and fill our lives with joy. Bless these monetary gifts, these tokens of our gratitude for all your many blessings, including the blessing of health. Amen.