From 19th to 25th September we're looking at purchasing as part of the Year of the Environment. We’ll be posting ideas and stories on our website, blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts looking at how you can use your spending power to make a difference to the world.
Canon Richard Rowling has written collects for the Year of the
Environment – here’s the collect for purchasing. Could you pray this
throughout our period of focusing on purchasing?
Heavenly Father, help us as consumers to use the power that we enjoy to influence the world of commerce for good.
Make us mindful of the provenance of the goods we buy;
us how to guard against the exploitation of people, the ill-treatment
of living creatures, the misuse of the environment and damage to this
and give us an appreciation of the true cost of everything we buy, and of the fuel and resources used to bring it to us.
Save us from indifference, and help us to act responsibly,
we may play our part in bringing fairness through trade and commerce to
people wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.