Father, we confess that we have been blind
to how our lives impact others,
and especially the poor communities.
We confess that we have taken the earth for granted,
using fossil fuels without a second thought
and failing to recognize our part
in the problem of climate change.
We turn back to you
and ask you to help us to live simpler lives
and to be much more careful
with all the resources we have
-because it is your earth