Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Today is Earth Day 2020. What is Earth Day you may ask?  It began in 1970 (so today is the 50th anniversary!) as a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.

The first Earth Day is credited with launching this modern environmental movement.

So today is a good day to think about our wonderful world and how precious it is.  What do you like?  Where do you like going?  What makes it so special?  And maybe most importantly of all, how can we look after it for generations to come?  What could you do today to help look after our Earth?  Could you make sure you put your litter in the bin?  Turn unnecessary lights off?  Or just watch and listen to the words in this beautiful song…

If you are interested in learning more about Earth Day here is there website: www.earthday.org

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for giving us our planet and all the wonderful living things in it.
Please remind us how important it is for us to take care of it so that future generations can continue to enjoy it.
Amen.