God's Gift of the Earth: A Photo Prayer

Date Posted: 4/22/2015

 

The world marks Earth Day each April 22. This video features stunning images of Nature along with the beautiful words of a prayer written by United Methodist Bishop Ken Carter when he was a pastor in North Carolina in 2005.  

All United Methodists are called to be good stewards of the planet. One of our Social Principles about the Natural World explains: “All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings.” 

You are encouraged to use this video for personal reflection and also download and share it with others. Would work well at church services or Sunday school as an inspiration too.