Join us: global online, and in person at the Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Bonn (Baptisten), Mittelstraße 39, 53175 Bonn
Sign up for an online Prayer slot
From 11 to 17 November, we are setting up a prayer room in a local church in Bonn, not far from where the climate talks take place. Please sign up here. When you find a prayer slot that says “Prayer Room Bonn”, you know that the prayer room will be open. Add your name there and put “/ Bonn” to your name as well. Please note that the prayer sheet is in Central European Time zone (GMT+1). On 17 November, the prayer room closes at 5pm.
Venue: Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Bonn (Baptisten), Mittelstraße 39, 53175 Bonn
Bus Stop (Line 610): Danziger Straße/Deutsches Museum
Bete mit uns vor Ort in Bonn!
Vom 11. bis 17. November werden wir in einer Bonn Gemeinde unweit des Konferenzgeländes einen Gebetsraum einrichten. Hier kannst du dich für eine oder mehrere Gebetszeit(en) eintragen. Während der Gebetszeiten, bei denen “Prayer Room Bonn” eingetragen ist, ist der Gebetsraum geöffnet. Wenn du deinen Namen einträgst, bitte noch “/ Bonn” hinzufügen. Beachte, dass die Übersicht der Gebetszeiten in Mitteleuropäischen Zeit (GMT+1) folgt. Am 17. November schließt der Gebetsraum um 17:00 Uhr (MEZ).
Ort: Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Bonn (Baptisten), Mittelstraße 39, 53175 Bonn
Bus-Haltestelle (Linie 610): Danziger Straße/Deutsches Museum
Prayer is powerful.
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” – James 5:16-18
Our 24-7 prayer vigil is a physical and virtual space to inspire constant prayer, around the clock and around the world.
Together, we will pray continuously by each taking hour-long slots throughout the UN climate talks in November, creating a chain of unbroken prayer. Will you join us?
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It only takes 24 people to pray non-stop for a whole day!
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20
Prayer is action.
When we pray, we speak to a mighty and powerful God, the creator of the universe! When we pray, we are part of God’s transforming work of creation and renewal.
As we pray and petition about current issues, injustices and suffering; we must also remember to give thanks and praise for the beauty of the world we live in, and give thanks for the precious earth that God has created.
Through our prayers and actions, we transform hearts and minds to care about justice. In prayer and action, we shine a light to show our world and our governments how great is our love for God, creation and our poorest neighbours.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority…” – 1 Timothy 2:1-7
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We’re excited to partner with the international 24/7 Prayer Movement on this global event.
Climate change can be a daunting issue. But there is hope. Together, with God’s help, we can move our world towards sustainable solutions, clean energy, and environmental renewal.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6
Here’s some ideas to help you pray.
7 Creative Ways to Pray for an Hour:
- News prayers — Pray for recent climate issues in the news — you could look at the Guardian, BBC, Economist, etc.
- Tweet prayer messages with the hashtag #RenewOurWorld — and we might re-share them!
- Read, memorise and rewrite some Bible passages in your own words — such as Psalm 24, Romans 8:18-27, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Romans 12:2, etc.
- Circular Prayers — sit in a circle with a small group and take turns praying out loud — this simple method is a great way be encouraged and inspired by the prayers of others.
- Prayer Walk — go on a prayer walk! Be inspired to pray for peace, justice and sustainability as you walk past green trees, neighbours’ homes, power lines, water sources, church buildings, government offices, international cuisine restaurants, town hall, etc.
- Compose a prayer psalm in written prose or poetry — and send it to us to share on a blog post!
- Make creative prayer stations with your church or home group — here are some ideas:
8 Creative Prayer Stations:
- Rising Temperatures: Simulate a hot dry desert, with lighting, heating, and dried withered plants. As people sit in the ‘desert’, prompt them to reflect on the earth’s rising temperatures and pray for people suffering heatwaves, drought, crop failure and famine. Include some facts and prayer points.
- Global Impacts and Inequality: On a map, use one colour to shade in the countries which are the most vulnerable to climate change, and a different colour to shade in the countries which generate the most carbon emissions per person. Encourage people to reflect on their country and then write prayers on sticky notes on the map. Did you know that the consumption of one average American generates as much carbon pollution as six Brazilians; 16 Zimbabweans; and 160 Ethiopians?
- Water is life: Put a green plant in a big pot of soil, and a pile of flat wooden lolly sticks beside the pot. Explain how the plant needs to get the right amount of water – too much and it drowns, too little and it dries out. Encourage people to first give thanks for creation – for water, earth and life – and think about how variations in rainfall lead to droughts, floods and crop failure. Invite people to write prayers on the sticks and plant them into the pot.
- Suitcase Prayers: Use a suitcase to represent anyone in your country, or globally, who is displaced because of the changing climate. Encourage people to write their prayers for these communities on luggage tags, or to draw around their feet as a way of standing in solidarity with those who have to walk to find safety.
- Paper People: Using paper and scissors, make a chain of paper people. Add facts about people in the world affected by climate change (see resources below). People can write prayers on the paper people and to take them away as a reminder that we’re all connected, and to continue to pray for our global neighbours.
- Accidental damage: Provide some symbols of fossil fuels such as a piece of coal, toy plane, electric plug, or toy cars. Encourage people to hold and reflect on how using these objects has accidentally damaged the balance of creation. Pray to seek God’s forgiveness, grace and wisdom to live in a more conscious way, and pray for the courage to challenge those with the most power and responsibility to do the same.
- Pray for Leaders: Cut out paper crowns as symbols of leadership. As you decorate – and even wear – the paper crowns, pray for those in a position of leadership and influence to have wisdom and use their power for good. You could post some pictures and names of political leaders to pray for.
- Praying for God’s light in the world: Pray for God’s light to transform the world by lighting candles – or electric tealights – as a way of bringing in God’s kingdom of light, including to us.
Thank you for joining this movement.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world” – Margaret Mead