Are you praying for the Earth? With Earth Day only a few days away I have been asking myself this very question. Most years, I would be thinking of Earth Day in a slightly different light. Like, how could I teach my children about recycling, planting a garden, etc. This year (2020) is not most years, and I am digging deep down into the depths of my soul, asking God for His help on everything -including what to do with my children for Earth Day!
We love the great outdoors, and my sweet daughter is the truest friend to nature I know! I mean, if you even accidentally litter, this kid will point it out -LOUDLY. We are big believers in creation and that God has entrusted people to take care of the Earth and animals! In fact, the kids and I did a study on it last summer which we hope to share with you soon! We know from the Bible that people were God’s final creation, and the only ones created in His image. Genesis 1:28 says. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” I share this out of a great desire to show the love of Jesus to earth’s most important inhabitants.
That is why this Earth Day, the kids and I will be praying for you, and asking you to pray with us! Pray for your neighbor, for your family, your country, and for the health of all the people of earth! As visual reminder, the kids and I made this “Pray for the Earth Map” and found some verses to reinforce the importance of God’s love for people and the power of prayer! Will you join us as we pray? Here is how we made our little project, in case you would like a visual reminder, too!
Pray For The Earth Craft
For this project, you will need:
Blue, white, and green paper (sticky foam is what we had on hand)
Pen or pencil
This heart-shaped verse printable (Or write your own!)
Posterboard or a place to display your art
Use whatever you have on hand; that’s what we did! #stayhome
Trace around the plate to cut out a big, blue circle.
Cut continent shapes out of green paper or foam, as well as white polar ice caps. Lay everything out and glue it all in place (We wrote “Pray for the Earth on our polar caps).
Cut out your verses, arrange, and glue everything down on a poster board, or display wherever you like. We put ours up on this branch in our kitchen!
To take this craft one step farther, we plan to add the names of people we are praying for to the branch each day. Today we added Grandma and Papa; they are very important to us all! Let us know if you would like us to pray for you in the comments below!
God bless, and happy Earth Day!
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