The world is getting ready for something big. Next week, virtually every nation in the world will be sending its best minds, its shrewdest diplomats, and its heads of state to Paris for the UN climate change talks (COP 21).
While a tremendous amount of groundwork has been laid for this conference and true breakthroughs have been accomplished, there is still a mountain of diplomatic wrangling to be scaled before an effective agreement will be reached in Paris.
Thank God, then, that we know that the events in Paris are not ultimately in the hands of negotiators or presidents, but of the Creator. The Spirit is already at work–in the countless hours of preparation for COP 21, in the hearts and minds of negotiators and decision makers. Christ is already interceding at the right hand of the Father for a just and equitable agreement in Paris. Let’s do our part and join in with him.
We bless you for going to Paris ahead of us. Send your Spirit, we pray, upon every aspect of the climate meetings beginning next week.
Upon the negotiators, upon the presidents and prime ministers, upon the journalists, upon the observers and other civil society representatives. May a just and equitable agreement be reached in Paris.
And send your Spirit upon your church around the world, that we might speak prophetically, live sacrificially, and hope boldly. In all things, may you be glorified, oh God.