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Community of Prayer



CEL's new Community of Prayer is an e-mail community, together not in space but in time, and hope and purpose.
Design for a handmade Christmas card by Emil Elizabeth Smith in 1993
Do you sometimes feel helpless, maybe even hopeless about the state of the earth? Are you anxious about your children's future? Would you like spiritual energy for ecological justice? Then join the Community of Prayer.
Joining means you are dedicating yourself to:
  • Pray for creation and action for ecological justice sometime between 6am and 9am or 9pm and 12 midnight every Wednesday.
  • Share prayers, poems and thoughts with others in the community
  • Using the CEL Prayer Guide put together by Philip Clarkson-Webb
How to Join the Community of Prayer
For more information contact

or contact the CEL Information Officer, 10 Beech Hall Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9NX, UK. Telephone 0845 4598460
Read why one CEL member thinks prayer is so important:
I'm declaring war - anyone want to join me?
... We are fighting the most powerful structures in the world and the most basic human nature ...
... We need God's help here ... <More>
Read CEL's daily prayer guide, with thoughts, facts and ideas for meditation:
CEL Prayer Guide
Book Review:
No Extraordinary Power: Prayer, stillness and activism by Helen Steven
Prodigal Son and the Earth by Ann Parker
ECEN Monday Prayer:
The European Christian Environment Network encourage people to pray each Monday morning about the environment <More>
All Prayers
Prayers based on Psalms:
Psalm 4
Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God ... <More>
Psalm 24
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it ... <More>
Psalm 28
To you I call, O Lord my Rock;
do not turn a deaf ear to me. ... <More>
Psalm 43
... Why are you so downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me? ... <More>
Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble ... <More>
Pacific Church leaders' prayer at the World Council of Churches
Dear father in heaven ... your creation is not just a gift to us, you have asked us to use it accordingly to your will and to fulfil our given responsibility to protect your creation against all destructive forces ... Let us raise our voices together ... Let us be advocates especially for our precious and endangered Pacific Islands! ... <More>
"Be content with what you have..."
... So much we have done in ignorance;
in these days we have no excuse.
Continue, Lord, to open our eyes ...
By the power of your Spirit
May we change the way we live ... <More>
Meditation after a walk
From this Down's height I see, circling the hills,
A living crown of trees in varied hues ... <More>
Golden Ball - Reflections at Sunset
... I live on a wonderful blue-green ball
Enfolded by floating clouds of grey ... <More>
Psalm of the Cosmos reprinted with kind permission from Web of Creation
... Loving God,
All your creation calls you blessed.
Your spirit imprints the whole universe with life and mystery ... <More>
Easter Prayer
Creator God, who enlivens all things .... Remind us that it is not so much how we understand the resurrection in the light of history, but how we understand history in the light of the resurrection ... Amidst death and decay, we are witnesses to the coming of spring ... <More>

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