Monday, 19 September 2011

Focus on Purchasing

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.

The Revd 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;
show us how to guard against the exploitation of people, the ill-treatment of living creatures, the misuse of the environment and damage to this planet,
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,
that we may play our part in bringing fairness through trade and commerce to people wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eleanor Course

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