Keep Praying


Keep Praying Harvest/Creationtide

To plant is to hope :: to restore is to heal :: to protect is to love

View and download the Harvest/Creationtide Prayer Card, which has a collect and some prayer points to help you pray during this beautiful season of the church year.

Spend some time looking at Primrose’s Harvest/Creationtide image.

  • What do you notice?
  • What do you find encouraging or inspiring about this image?
  • What challenges you or makes you feel uncomfortable?

Hold these thoughts in mind and see where they lead your prayers.

Prayers for Creationtide

Creationtide or the Season of Creation is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1 September to 4 October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.

If you’re in need of prayers or liturgies to use in a service, or to help you in your personal prayer, you can find all sorts of things here.

And here’s a collection of prayers, mostly written by bishops, which were gathered together for World Environment Day a couple of years ago.

‘All we can’ is an international development and relief organisation. Their website has some resources to help you pray for creation and for the countries most severely affected by climate change.

 

And don’t forget ‘A Rocha’ and the Eco-church awards: find ideas for embedding creation care throughout church life.

 

The Season of Creation finishes on 4 October, which is the day when we remember St Francis, a man whose life was marked by praying and caring for God’s earth and for those who were most in need. Read about St Francis and St Clare here, and explore the site further to find prayers and creation resources.

 

Image: Primrose Northrop, 2022